Sarah Grace Wofford Injured in Truck Accident in Martin County, TX
Martin County, TX -- September 30, 2022, Sarah Grace Wofford was injured following an accident where an 18-wheeler and a car collided.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 6:35 p.m. along Highway 349. It appears that 21-year-old Sarah Grace Wofford was in a Kia Soul traveling eastbound on Tom Craddick/Highway 349. It appears that an 18-wheeler failed to yield turning onto the highway, causing a crash with Wofford's vehicle.
Wofford sustained injuries said to be incapacitating. No one else was said to be injured. At this time, no further information is available.
Commentary on Sarah Grace Wofford Truck Accident in Martin County
When it comes to a crash like this, folks tend to have the instinct that the truck driver is at fault, and that's the end of that. First of all, I take early reports with a grain of salt in case more information comes to light which shows there were unavoidable extenuating circumstances. I don't make exceptions for truck drivers, despite how "anti-trucker" folks may see me. With that said, however, the more likely scenario is that the truck driver did make a mistake. But knowing that and proving that are two very different things.
From lying about owning a cell phone, to blaming the victims, to letting countless calls go to the machine, and even to stealing evidence, there are countless ways in which trucking companies can tip the scales in their favor. Experienced showed me just how effective evidence is as a way to counter those tactics. The challenge is that authorities don't always have the tools or training to look into complex possible factors, meaning important details may slip through the cracks without a proper accident reconstruction.
Understanding these hurdles and the steps to overcome them can be crucial for victims and families. This crash, as described, seems to be far from the exception to that.