Antigonee Mosley Injured in Three-Vehicle Crash on US-69 in Angelina County, TX
Angelina County, TX — August 4, 2022, 35-year-old Antigonee Mosley was seriously injured in a three-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 69 in Angelina County.
Reports say the incident happened around 5:20 p.m. on US-69 near Farm to Market Road 706. Preliminary investigation suggests an International semi-truck and trailer were on the northbound shoulder of the highway when the driver re-entered the road and the path of an approaching Ford F-250 pickup.
The Ford driver reportedly veered sharply away from the semi-truck in his path and steered into the highway's southbound lanes. The Ford then collided with Mosley's southbound Acura MDX SUV.
Mosley suffered serious injuries in the crash and was airlifted from the scene. A passenger in her vehicle received non-incapacitating injuries and was taken to a hospital. The Ford driver refused medical attention at the scene, and the non-contact truck driver was unhurt.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Antigonee Mosley Accident in Angelina County
If reports have their facts straight it seems like the commercial truck driver made a pretty big mistake here that triggered the accident. Some may feel that the reported details mean the trucker and his employer would have little choice but to accept responsibility and help the victim get back on her feet.
That may seem reasonable on its face, but expecting accountability and actually getting it are different things. Frustrating as it often is, trucking companies rarely accept fault for these matters without doing everything they can to avoid it first. Some may not see how that'd be possible given how this wreck allegedly occurred, but consider that the big rig never made contact with either of the other vehicles and that police partially blamed the pickup driver for using "faulty evasive maneuvers" and swerving into the oncoming lane. That's more than enough material for defense attorneys to start putting obstacles in the victim's way--obstacles that can be hard to overcome as she struggles just to resume her life.
I've warned a lot of people over the years not to underestimate how inventive trucking companies can get if they think it might mean saving their hides from liability. Click the image below to learn about some of the wrenches they often throw in the works.