Crystal Thomas Injured in Truck Accident in Midlothian, TX
Midlothian, TX -- August 13, 2022, Crystal Thomas was injured following an accident where a truck and a passenger vehicle collided.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 8:00 a.m. along Main Street near US Highway 67.
According to officials, 32-year-old Crystal Thomas was in a Kia Sportage coming out of a Love's Truck Stop. When pilling onto westbound lanes of Main, a westbound truck crashed into her car.
Thomas reportedly had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. No other injuries were reported. Police mentioned an 18-wheeler stopped along Main at the Love's exit which may have been blocking Thomas's view. This and other factors remain under investigation.
Commentary on Crystal Thomas Truck Accident in Midlothian
Generally speaking, drivers do have a responsibility to make sure the coast is clear before making a turn. But that doesn't mean there can't be contributing factors worth attention.
Authorities mentioned the 18-wheeler stopped by the truck stop entrance. Was it stopped waiting to turn, or was it illegally parked? There'd be a pretty big difference between those two, seeing as some could reasonably say an 18-wheeler parking somewhere it shouldn't and impeding visibility would be responsible for resulting accidents.
Maybe that didn't happen here, of course, but those are the kinds of questions authorities don't always ask, which is why independent investigations are usually more prudent.