• October 13, 2022

Alice Man Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Highway 359 in Duval County, TX

Duval County, TX -- September 28, 2022, an Alice man sustained injuries after an accident where a tractor-trailer crashed off-road.

Investigators said the incident happened along Highway 359 near the intersection of County Road 307 at around 7:26 a.m.

Alice Man Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Highway 359 in Duval County, TX

Officials said that a 69-year-old Alice man was in a Peterbilt tractor trailer traveling southbound along the highway. While rounding a curve, the vehicle somehow traveled off the right side of the road, then swerved left. Doing so, the truck veered off-road and crashed.

The truck driver was said to have incapacitating injuries due to the crash. It appears no one else was involved. Additional details are unavailable at this time.

Commentary on Alice Man Tractor-Trailer Accident on Highway 359 in Duval County

When it comes to crashes like this, I feel like I'm the only one wondering if something unusual happened. Ironically, folks are quick to assume I'm anti-trucker. But then, when something like this happens, everyone just waves it off and assumes the trucker was speeding, texting, or fell asleep at the wheel. Those are certainly common possibilities, but what about other possible factors?

One possibility, for example, is mechanical issues. I find time and time again when I look into wrecks like this that authorities don't even bother looking into the truck's mechanical condition. There are all kinds of things which can go wrong, and some drivers are forced to operate dangerous vehicles because their companies are just too reckless to do repairs. Could it be something like that happened here? Maybe not, but it's important to ensure the evidence speaks for itself. Knowing where to look can be a crucial first step to that end.

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