Zachary Lee Miles Injured in Truck Accident in Huntington, TX
Huntington, TX -- September 18, 2022, Zachary Lee Miles was injured after an accident where a pickup and a semi collided.
Authorities said that the incident happened at around 8:44 p.m. along US Highway 69 near Avenue A Road.
Officials said that 24-year-old Zachary Lee Miles was in a Chevy pickup traveling out of a driveway along US 69. When crossing onto the highway, a semi-truck crashed into the side of the pickup.
Due to the collision, Miles was said to have incapacitating injuries. No other injuries were mentioned. Additional factors surrounding the crash are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Zachary Lee Miles Truck Accident in Huntington
Something to consider when looking into any commercial truck wreck is that what you see in initial reports is not always the whole story. In fact, I've spoken at length about the dangers of taking such details at face value when they may only be telling one side of the story. The victim here was said to have significant injuries. Do these reports at all reflect their side of the story, or is this all from the truck driver or their employer? Let me explain why I bring that up.
With 30 years of truck wreck experience comes the knowledge that trucking companies get to work immediately to paint themselves in the best light. Whether their driver did something wrong or not, their priority is to minimize or avoid responsibility. Many companies will have representatives actually go out to the scene of the crash to handle questions. I've even seen a company fly their rep to a scene in a helicopter.
This is just one step companies can take to put victims and families at a disadvantage. It's one of the reasons I've looked into crashes with details like these only to find that the preliminary facts are completely misleading. Maybe further investigations would only confirm what's already known here, but any step to get someone the help they need is one worth considering.