Daniel Ortiz Hernandez Injured in Truck Accident in Wharton, TX
Wharton, TX -- September 14, 2022, Daniel Ortiz Hernandez was injured following an accident between an 18-wheeler and a pickup.
Preliminary details said that the incident happened at approximately 11:47 p.m. at US Highway 59 and FM 1161.
According to investigators, 47-year-old Daniel Ortiz Hernandez was in a Toyota Tacoma traveling along the exit ramp from US 59 to FM 1611. It appears the pickup may have continued straight at a curve, crashing into the side of an 18-wheeler traveling through the intersection.
Hernandez was said to have incapacitating injuries due to the crash. No other injuries were reported. Additional details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Daniel Ortiz Hernandez Truck Accident in Wharton
While folks often take initial details at face value, I always do what I can to remind them that we're rarely getting the whole story in these situations. It's important steps are taken to ensure nothing important slipped through the cracks.
Quite frankly, authorities don't always take the time to diligently dig through every scrap of evidence and get all the facts. Sometimes, the officer is inexperienced, lacking proper equipment, or simply stretched thin between countless other responsibilities. If they don't have resources to dedicate to something as potentially challenging as a commercial truck wreck, mistakes happen. Understanding why that is and how to make up for those risks is crucial for victims and families looking for help in these situations.