Damien Lepete Wilson Killed in Truck Accident in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX -- August 11, 2022, Damien Lepete Wilson was killed due to an accident where a vehicle crashed with a semi-truck.
Investigators reported that the accident took place at around 3:26 a.m. along LBJ Freeway near Abrams Road.
Officials said that 27-year-old Damien Lepete Wilson was in a BMW traveling eastbound along the LBJ Freeway. Approaching traffic, the vehicle somehow crashed into the back of a semi-truck.
Reports say Wilson sustained fatal injuries. No other injuries were reported. At this time, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Damien Lepete Wilson Truck Accident in Dallas
Folks tend to jump to conclusions when they see rear-end collisions like this. That's because they're typically the cause of something like speeding or distracted driving. But failing to consider other possibilities is how important details can slip through the cracks.
That's how one gets a situation like one a colleague of mine brought up a while back. A woman said to be texting and driving hit a truck, suffering serious injuries. But when investigators looked into things, it appeared her injuries were more severe than they ought to have been based on the speed of the collision. So what went wrong? Well, it turned out she had a faulty air bag.
Is that a common factor? Not at all, but it does happen. Without proper investigations, details like that can easily slip through the cracks. That's why it's important to consider whether or not simply relying on police is really the best approach to getting a grieving family the answers they deserve.