• September 13, 2022

Four Injured in Crash with 18-Wheeler on FM 730 in Wise County, TX

Wise County, TX — August 23, 2022, four people were injured in a crash with a tractor-trailer at a Wise County intersection.

Authorities say the incident happened around 7:45 a.m. at Farm to Market Road 730 and County Road 4668. Preliminary investigation suggests a Mack semi-truck was towing a trailer west on CR 4668 when the driver stopped at the FM 730 intersection. He then proceeded to turn left but failed to yield to the victims' northbound Kia Optima. The car then crashed into the left side of the turning semi-trailer.

The Kia driver suffered serious injuries in the collision. An adult passenger in the car reportedly received minor injuries and two juvenile passengers sustained possible injuries. The truck driver was unhurt.

No further information is currently available.

Four Injured in Crash with 18-Wheeler on FM 730 in Wise County, TX

Commentary on Truck Accident at FM 730 and CR 4668

Preliminary reports rarely contain all the relevant details of a wreck, but if investigators are right about the broad strokes of what happened then it seems the commercial truck driver failed to yield while turning. If the car had the right-of-way and the truck blocked its path, some may see that as clearly the commercial driver's fault. They might then assume he and his employer will have to do the right thing and help the victims with their injuries.

That may seem reasonable on paper, but I caution against thinking an accident--especially one with a commercial truck--is or will be as straightforward as reports might suggest. I also suggest not taking a trucking company's cooperation for granted, no matter how damning the preliminary details may seem.

Frustrating as it is, trucking companies rarely accept fault without doing everything they can to avoid it first. Some may not see how that'd be possible here if the truck driver really pulled into the car's way, but it's important not to underestimate how hard companies and their attorneys will fight to avoid liability and protect their assets. Click below to learn more.

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