Lamont Terrell Injured in Truck Accident on I-35 in Georgetown, TX
Georgetown, TX — August 20, 2022, 28-year-old Lamont Terrell was seriously injured in a crash with a commercial truck on Interstate 35 in Georgetown.
Authorities say the incident happened around 10:10 p.m. on I-35 near Lakeway Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests a Kenworth construction truck was towing a trailer north on the highway in the center lane as Terrell was driving a Misubishi Galant north in the left lane.
Reports say Terrell attempted to pass the truck but merged right when unsafe. The car collided with the truck's cab at an angle, then spun off the road onto the shoulder.
Terrell suffered serious injuries in the crash. No other injuries were reported.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Lamont Terrell Accident in Georgetown
It sounds from reports like an ill-timed passing move may be largely to blame for the serious damage done in this crash. Some may feel there's little else to say, but as always I'd suggest patience and caution in case there's actually more to the story. It's important to confirm that police interpreted the preliminary details right.
For instance: What if the victim wasn't trying to pass but instead just lost traction and swerved into the truck's lane? What if he had a sudden medical emergency that took his control away? Could the car have malfunctioned or blown a tire? And what about the big rig--did the driver realize someone wanted to pass, and could or should they have done anything differently to make room? Good etiquette may not be required by law, but truck drivers are generally expected to do what they must to avoid an accident.
The point of exploring all the potential factors isn't so things can get overcomplicated or a convenient "bad guy" can be found; the simplest explanation may yet prove to be the right one. It's just important to keep an open mind and ensure that the final story is based solely on nothing but facts and evidence. At the very least that ensures there's no dispute or confusion over what happened, but sometimes it also uncovers other issues that must be addressed. The first priority is to learn the truth; any further action would depend on what that truth turns out to be.