• October 18, 2022

California Man, 1 Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on I-10 in Crockett County, TX

Crockett County, TX -- September 23, 2022, a California man and another person were injured due to an accident where two trucks collided.

Authorities said that the incident happened at around 3:40 p.m. along I-10 near mile marker 376.

Officials indicate that a 37-year-old man from Van Nuys, California and a 34-year-old woman were in a commercial truck traveling westbound along I-10. Ahead, another 18-wheeler was said to be going below the speed limit. The California man's truck then hit that tractor-trailer.

As a result of the crash, the California man and the woman riding with him had incapacitating injuries. No other injuries were reported. At this time, no further information is available.

Commentary on California Man Semi-Truck Accident on I-10 in Crockett County

California Man, 1 Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on I-10 in Crockett County, TX

Something that wasn't properly addressed in these initial details is just how slowly the other truck was going. It's one thing if someone is going 60 MPH on an 80 MPH road due to delicate cargo or some other issue. However, a vehicle going slow enough can create an unnecessary hazard for other motorists. Folks typically know that driving 15 MPH, let's say, on the freeway is incredibly dangerous. Was that what happened here, or was this just a simple result of inattentive driving? It may take more thorough independent investigations to get answers.


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