Everest Derrick Williams, 1 Injured in 18-wheeler Accident in Parmer, TX
Parmer, TX -- August 8, 2022, Everest Derrick Williams and another person were injured due to an accident where an 18-wheeler hit their car.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 6:39 a.m. along US 60 at mile marker 238.
Investigators said that 45-year-old Everest Derrick Williams was in a Toyota Prius traveling southbound along US 60. An 18-wheeler reportedly was crossing southbound lanes from the crossover, entering the path of Williams's vehicle. The two vehicles then collided.
As a result of the crash, Williams and a passenger in the Toyota had reportedly incapacitating injuries. No further information about the crash is available at this time.
Commentary on Everest Derrick Williams 18-wheeler Accident in Parmer
If this played out the way reports say, it seems pretty unlikely this would have happened with a reasonably prudent professional truck driver. Something as simple as making a left turn on a highway shouldn't result in serious injuries, even this early in the morning. Perhaps there are extenuating circumstances to consider. I'm certainly not suggesting blaming someone without a proper investigation. But thinking reports like this make for an open-and-shut case is simply not true.
With any serious truck wreck comes many barriers victims and families will need to overcome. A basic yet integral tool for them, then, is evidence. Trucking companies have all kinds of strategies to avoid responsibility, and having the experience and tools to challenge those tactics can make the difference between a family getting left in the wind and a family getting the help they deserve. It remains to be seen if steps are being taken here to ensure the facts are straight, but the crash can still prove as an opportunity for folks to understand why relying on police alone is rarely enough.