Michael and Brandon Story Injured in Truck Accident on Douglas Blvd in Logan County, OK
Logan County, OK — September 4, 2022, Michael and Brandon Story were injured when a semi-truck hit their pickup on Douglas Boulevard in Logan County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 12:30 p.m. on South Douglas Blvd near Simmons Road. Preliminary investigation suggests 44-year-old Terrence Knight was driving a Freightliner semi-truck north on the roadway when he drifted out of his lane to the right. He allegedly over-corrected and steered into the southbound lane when he hit a Ford F-350 driven by 43-year-old Michael Story.
Story was transported to an area hospital in reported fair condition but had several external injuries. 22-year-old passenger Brandon Story was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition. A juvenile passenger in the Ford was unhurt.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Michael and Brandon Story Accident in Logan County
Authorities said the cause of the accident was inattention on the truck driver's part. That seems like a fair assessment based on how the news reports events, but at the same time it's important to investigate thoroughly and be sure all the possible variables are accounted for.
Some may not see what else there is to say if things happened like the news reported, but it's always best to uncover all the objective evidence possible and let only facts do the talking. That ensures that everyone gets the same story, but it also ensures that the company behind that "inattentive" driver can't spin the narrative some direction that absolves them of blame.
People who haven't crashed with a commercial truck may not realize this, but trucking companies almost never accept responsibility automatically. In the vast majority of cases where a truck driver hurts someone, there's a quagmire of denials and excuses to wade through before a victim stands a chance of seeing help or resolution. I've had to warn many people who called the firm thinking they had a cut-and-dried case that there was still a great deal of work to do.
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