Freddy Redmon Injured in Ector County, TX Truck Accident on I-20
Ector County, TX — June 12, 2022, 45-year-old Freddy Lee Redmon was injured in a crash with a commercial truck on I-20 in Ector County.
Reports say the incident happened around 8:00 p.m. on Interstate 20. Preliminary investigation suggests a Peterbilt semi-truck was headed east on the interstate in the outside lane as Redmon's Chevrolet Tahoe was eastbound in the inside lane.
Reports say one of the Peterbilt's steer tires blew and the driver lost control. The truck swerved into the inside lane and hit the Tahoe, pushing it into the cable barrier and the bar ditch on the other side. The truck then ran northward through the cable barrier and median, finally coming to rest in the north ditch of the westbound highway.
Redmon reportedly suffered minor injuries in the collision. Neither of the truck's occupants were hurt.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Freddy Redmon Accident on I-20 in Ector County
People may be tempted to write off this accident given the allegedly-minor nature of the injuries it caused. However, it's best after any collision (particularly those involving commercial trucks) to gather all the facts and prepare for any complications that could arise. For example, the actual damage done could have been underestimated or misrepresented by police at the scene.
A man that came to me a while back for help luckily didn't make the mistake of thinking preliminary reports had all the facts. He called us shortly after he was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler--a good thing, too, since hospital scans soon showed his "minor back pain" was actually a ruptured disk in his spine. Days after the crash he was almost paralyzed by pain, yet early assessments made the collision sound like little more than a fender bender. We fought hard and got him the help he needed, but the company behind that big rig argued and dragged its feet as long as it could.
I certainly hope nothing like that happens after the Ector County crash, but it's crucial to take the right steps and be sure the victims have what they need to seek help in case things aren't what they seem at first. At worst they're overprepared and don't need it, which is always better than the opposite.