Longview Woman Injured in Truck Accident on US 259 in Rusk County, TX
Rusk County, TX -- July 13, 2022, a Longview woman was injured due to an accident where a vehicle crashed along US Highway 259.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 11:30 a.m. along US Highway 259 near Business 259.
According to officials, a 33-year-old Longview woman was in a commercial truck traveling southwest along the highway. It appears a tire blew out, sending the vehicle off-road where it hit a line of trees. The truck then caught fire
The woman sustained incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.
Commentary on Longview Woman Truck Accident on US 259 in Rusk County
Folks may be quick to just see a tire blowout and assume this was all just an unavoidable accident. Maybe that's true, but it stands out anytime a truck catches fire. Was that an expected result due to the severity of the crash, or was it the result of poor manufacturing?
There is an issue affecting truck drivers that doesn't get the attention it deserves. Many manufacturers continue to put fuel tanks in places where they rupture and catch fire far too easily. As a result, accidents which should have been relatively minor or moderate became serious or fatal. Is that something being looked into here? In my experience, it almost always takes more thorough independent investigations. Those steps could prove crucial for getting the victim here the help they deserve.