• August 24, 2022

Charles Haynes and Passenger Injured in Harrison County, TX Truck Accident on I-20

Harrison County, TX — June 16, 2022, 60-year-old Charles Haynes and his passenger were injured in a crash with an 18-wheeler in Harrison County.

Reports say the incident happened around 8:40 a.m. on Interstate 20 near mile marker 599. Preliminary investigation suggests a Freightliner tractor-trailer was headed east in the right lane of I-20 as Haynes drove a Lincoln MKZ sedan east in the left lane.

Reports say the truck approached a third vehicle at too great a speed to slow or stop; the driver veered left to avoid it but struck the back-right quarter of the Lincoln. The impact pushed the car into a nearby concrete barrier.

Haynes and his 37-year-old passenger reportedly sustained minor injuries in the crash. The truck driver was unhurt.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Charles Haynes Accident in Harrison County

Considering how many collisions with big rigs and concrete walls go, it's a relief to see only minor injuries mentioned in reports. Despite that, it's important not to take the crash any less seriously. Early reports don't always have a full grasp on the consequences of a wreck, and there can be difficulties afterward that victims and families need to be prepared for.

Charles Haynes and Passenger Injured in Harrison County, TX Truck Accident on I-20

For example, I handled a situation not long ago where a man was rear-ended by a commercial vehicle and suffered some back pain. Doctors told him to use a heating pad and take ibuprofen, then sent him on his way.

A few days later the pain was almost paralyzing. He could barely get out of bed, let alone go back to work. Further tests showed the crash actually ruptured a disk in his spine--a serious injury that required surgery, months of recovery, and a lengthy back-and-forth with the insurance company that did everything in their power to avoid responsibility. We got him the help he needed, but it was a major ordeal that I wouldn't wish upon anyone.

It's important that folks understand these potential challenges and make sure they have the tools needed to overcome them. Were those steps taken here?

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