Man Injured in Commercial Truck Accident on Darby Swank View in Travis County, TX
Travis County, TX -- September 1, 2022, one person was injured following an accident where a truck backed into him along Darby Swank View.
Investigators said the incident happened at around 4:37 p.m. in the area of Darby Swank View and Travertine Spring Drive.
It appears that a 48-year-old man was on foot behind a semi-trailer which was backing along Darby Swank View. The man was apparently directing the driver of the semi-trailer when a miscommunication occurred. The trailer backed into the man, pinning him against a parked vehicle.
Due to the accident, the man had incapacitating injuries. No one else was hurt. At this time, further information is unavailable.
Commentary on Commercial Truck Accident on Darby Swank View in Travis County
A very important detail not made available right now is whether or not these individuals worked for the same company. If these were co-workers, it's very likely any resolution would have to go through workers' comp. While it can automatically guarantee benefits to victims and families, it generally strips them of their right to pursue the matter through the courts.
However, if these individuals were working for different companies, there may be a legal path to get the injured victim the help he needs. Workers' comp typically only restricts employees from confronting their own employer, not someone else's. That's why this incident may be a lot more complex than folks realize. Hopefully it's getting attention as such.