John Lockett Injured in Truck Accident on FM 529 in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX — September 7, 2022, 51-year-old John Lockett was injured in a crash with an 18-wheeler on Farm to Market Road 529 in Harris County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 1:10 p.m. on FM 529 at Glen Chase Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests a Peterbilt semi-truck was towing a trailer west on FM 529 as Lockett's Dodge Challenger was northbound on Glen Chase.
Reports indicate the truck driver ran a red light at the intersection; while the truck was passing through the northbound Dodge crashed into the semi-trailer's left side.
Lockett was seriously injured in the collision. The truck driver was unhurt and was cited for running the light.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on John Lockett Accident in Harris County
If the trucker really ran the light as reports suggest, many people may think he (and by extension his employer) would pretty much have to accept fault and make amends for the victim's injuries. However, I caution against thinking any accident--especially one with a commercial truck--is truly as straightforward as that. Frustrating as it is, trucking companies rarely accept fault without doing everything they can to avoid it first. They'll argue with police reports, blame anything and everything but their driver for the damage done, and in general throw as many hurdles as possible in the way.
Some may think I'm just being cynical, but decades of working on commercial wrecks have taught me many important lessons about what their aftermath is likely to involve. In all that time, I can say without exaggeration that exactly one company simply admitted fault and tried to make things right. All the others fought every step of the way, so victims and families are best served by knowing what that might look like and how to overcome it. Click below to read more.