Heaven Marie Warner Injured in Truck Accident in Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX -- August 12, 2022, Heaven Marie Warner was injured after an accident where a tractor-trailer hit Warner's vehicle.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 1:12 p.m. along East Loop 820 near Sun Valley Drive.
Officials said that 26-year-old Heaven Marie Warner was in a Volkswagen Jetta traveling on northbound lanes of East Loop 820 when the vehicle became disabled. While sitting there, a cargo truck swerved to avoid the Jetta, but an 18-wheeler did not do so in time. As a result, it crashed into Warner's vehicle.
Due to the collision, Warner had injuries said to be incapacitating. No other injuries were reported. At this time, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Heaven Marie Warner Truck Accident in Fort Worth
Something you'll see from people a lot is a defense of truck drivers saying that their bulky vehicles can't stop on a dime, take years of experience to drive properly, need more room to avoid objects, etc. This is all generally true. But that's why the law has a certain standard. How would that standard apply here?
When a crash like this happens, evidence must answer whether or not a reasonably prudent professional would have been in the same crash. If evidence shows that a driver paying attention, going appropriate speeds, and following at an appropriate distance would have hit the victim's car, then it would be ridiculous to hold this truck driver accountable.
But if the evidence shows this was entirely avoidable, as it seemed to be for at least one other commercial vehicle, then it could be this tractor-trailer driver was doing something wrong. Is that something investigators have been looking into here?