Deepsikha Mohapatra Injured in Frisco, TX Truck Accident on Preston Rd
Frisco, TX — September 9, 2022, 35-year-old Deepsikha Mohapatra was seriously injured in an auto accident on Preston Road in Frisco.
Authorities say the incident happened around 10:35 a.m. on Preston at Vita Dolce Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests an International semi-truck was traveling south on the roadway approaching the Vita Dolce intersection. The truck driver allegedly swung wide to the right and then attempted a U-turn through a gap in the median at Vita Dolce, putting the rig in the path of Mohapatra's southbound Acura sedan. The car hit the driver's side of the U-turning truck.
Mohapatra suffered serious injuries in the crash. No other injuries were reported.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Deepsikha Mohapatra Accident in Frisco
If preliminary reports have their facts straight it seems a lot like the truck driver made a poorly-timed U-turn and triggered this unfortunate wreck. It's hard to see any way the incident wouldn't be the trucker's doing, which some may feel means he and his employer would have little choice but to accept responsibility and try to make amends to the injured victim.
That may seem reasonable on paper, but I caution against thinking any accident--especially one with a commercial truck--will be as straightforward as reports might imply. Frustrating as it is, trucking companies rarely accept fault without doing everything they can to avoid it first. Most commonly they point fingers anywhere and everywhere but at their drivers. In Frisco, for instance, they might say the victim was speeding or took "faulty evasive maneuvers" and was therefore more responsible for her injuries than the trucker was.
Some may think I'm being unfair or cynical, but this comes from decades of working on commercial wrecks. In all that time, I can say with no exaggeration that exactly one company simply admitted fault and tried to make things right. All the others dug in their heels and fought every step of the way against doing the right thing, so victims must understand what to expect and know how to deal with it. Click below to read more.