Baby Killed, 5 Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on US 175 at Haymarket in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX -- July 21, 2022, a baby was killed and five people were injured due to an accident on US 175 involving multiple 18-wheelers.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 6:00 p.m. along US 175/CF Hawn near Haymarket Road.
According to reports, traffic was moving along the highway when it began to slow. An 18-wheeler driven by a Canadian man reportedly failed to control speed, crashing into several vehicles in a pile-up.
Due to the crash, a baby that was a passenger in a Lexus RX 350 driven by a 27-year-old Lancaster woman was killed. The Lancaster woman had reportedly non-incapacitating injuries while two other children in the vehicle were said to have incapacitating injuries.
The Canadian truck driver and a Dallas woman in a Hyundai Santa Fe reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries, as well.
Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.
Commentary on Baby Killed in 18-wheeler Accident on US 175 in Dallas
Weeks later, it is shocking to me there isn't more attention on this crash. A baby was killed, and police seem to suggest it's all because an 18-wheeler couldn't do what dozens of other drivers around him were doing. So what the hell prevented him from slowing down? Could this be some one-in-a-million event the driver had no control over? Possibly, but it's far more likely the driver was speeding, on their phone, or following too closely.
But one of the biggest mistakes I see from people after a shocking crash with seemingly clear details is that the situation will be open-and-shut. In a crash where a baby dies and police blame the truck driver, that driver's company is going to be held fully accountable, surely. In reality, though, it almost always takes independent efforts to gather evidence and ensure the trucking company involved doesn't pull any tricks to dodge the blame. Understanding these tactics can be crucial for getting a family the help they need, and I don't see any reason why this crash would be an exception to that.