• October 25, 2022

Coahoma Man, 1 Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on Centerline Road in Howard County, TX

Howard County, TX -- August 31, 2022, a Coahoma man and another were injured following an accident involving an 18-wheeler.

Investigators were called to the area of Centerline Road and County Road 35 at around 5:00 p.m.

Coahoma Man, 1 Injured in 18-wheeler Accident in Howard County, TX

Officials said that a 29-year-old Coahoma man was in a Chevy Silverado traveling along eastbound Centerline Road. At CR-35, authorities said that a northbound 18-wheeler went through a stop sign, crashing with the Silverado.

The Coahoma man was said to have incapacitating injuries while the 18-wheeler driver, identified as Edgar Torres Najera, had non-incapacitating injuries. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.

Commentary on Coahoma Man 18-wheeler Accident in Howard County

To be blunt, there are few times where details like this come to light when a truck driver did nothing wrong. I've handled hundreds of similar incidents. The most common scenarios are that the truck driver was on their phone, fatigued, or just plain reckless.

Now, does that mean we can ignore other possibilities the truck driver may not have had control over? Absolutely not. Not only could there be unusual factors to consider here, but even just ruling out those possibilities can be vital for overcoming the barriers that typically stand between victims and families and the help they deserve.

The article below goes into more depth about trucking company tactics and why one can never take a crash to be straight-forward or simple. Ensuring there are thorough independent investigations from experienced professionals as soon as possible will no doubt be as necessary here as any of the hundreds of commercial vehicle wrecks I've handled.

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