• August 24, 2022

Joe Young Injured in Truck Accident on US-377 in Grayson County, TX

Grayson County, TX — June 17, 2022, 70-year-old Joe Lynn Young was injured in a crash with a tractor-trailer on U.S. Highway 377 in Grayson County.

Reports say the incident happened around 10:20 a.m. on US-377 near Juniper Point Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a Volvo semi-truck was towing a trailer south on the highway, crossing the Willis Bridge, when it approached Young's Toyota Tacoma pickup, which had stopped for a construction flagger.

Reports say the big rig driver failed to control his speed and crashed into the back of the Tacoma. After the impact both vehicles came to rest in the northbound lane.

Young reportedly received minor injuries in the collision.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Joe Young Accident in Grayson County

Considering how poorly things can go when a big rig rear-ends another vehicle, it's a relief to see the victim's injuries described as minor. However, I can't help but feel some concern anyway. With all due respect to law enforcement, preliminary reports don't always assess the damage done correctly. Once the adrenaline and shock of a crash wear off, people sometimes find their injuries are far worse than anyone first thought.

Joe Young Injured in Truck Accident on US-377 in Grayson County, TX

For example, in a recent case where a client was rear-ended by a big rig first reports said he just had a "sore back." After a week or so when his pain got immeasurably worse, it was learned he actually had a ruptured spinal disk. It ultimately needed major surgery and a prolonged legal battle with the at-fault trucking firm. In the end very little about his overall experience was "minor," but we got him the help he deserved because we took the crash seriously from the beginning.

There's no real reason to think the Grayson County wreck is like that, but because it could be it's best to take swift action. To make sure the victim gets the help he deserves, it's best to collect proof of what really happened to be sure the true story--backed up by facts--is known. At worst they'll be overprepared and never have to use what they collected, but that's always better than being empty-handed if the need arises.

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