• August 24, 2022

Kingsville Man Injured in Truck Accident on FM 666 in Nueces County, TX

Nueces County, TX -- July 5, 2022, a Kingsville man was injured due to an accident where a truck overturned off FM 666.

Authorities said that the crash took place at around 10:30 a.m. along FM 666 near the intersection of County Road 32.

According to officials, a 42-year-old Kingsville man was in a Hino truck traveling along FM 666. Reportedly due to fatigue, the truck drifted off-road, then swerved back to the left where it overturned into a field.

Kingsville Man Injured in Truck Accident on FM 666 in Nueces County, TX

The driver of the truck was taken from the scene with incapacitating injuries. No one else appeared to be involved in the crash.

Commentary on Kingsville Man Truck Accident on FM 666 in Nueces County

Folks may be quick to write off a crash like this because reports say the driver fell asleep. Pretty open-and-shut, right? Well, maybe not. What if the injuries here weren't necessarily the result of the crash itself?

One thing to consider, for example, is the truck overturning. While that can easily be a serious situation, some crashes should be relatively minor but are only serious because the truck's poor structural integrity gives way far too easily, crushing the driver's cabin. As a result, crashes which could be minor end up far more serious--sometimes fatal.

This is an issue in the truck manufacturing industry which doesn't get enough attention. While it's just a possibility here, it's important investigators with the right experience and equipment consider these things to ensure those involved in the crash are getting the attention they deserve.

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