Wanda Reichert Injured in 18-wheeler Accident in Sherman, TX
Sherman, TX -- October 14, 2022, Wanda Reichert was injured due to an accident where her vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer.
Officials said they responded to the area of US Highway 75 and FM 1417 at around 8:00 a.m.
It appears that 86-year-old Wanda Reichert was in a Nissan Versa traveling northbound on US 75. Details describe the events as Reichert's vehicle drifting to the right before over-correcting into the left wall. The vehicle then went back to the right and hit an 18-wheeler.
Reichert was said to have incapacitating injuries due to the crash. No others were said to be hurt. At this time, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Wanda Reichert 18-wheeler Accident in Sherman
I often have people criticize me when I read details like these and say that independent investigators need to look into whether or not there were important factors authorities overlooked. They think I just refuse to believe anyone could get themselves hurt. That's not why I address crashes like these, however. I've looked into my share of wrecks where someone made a mistake, and that was that. But I've also handled a lot of situations where the initial details were wrong because a trucking company lawyer was at the scene talking to police, speaking to witnesses, and putting their thumb on the scale to ensure they could avoid responsibility. The simple risk of that happening is enough to warrant a thorough investigation, especially if someone is in serious need of help. Maybe nothing unusual happened here, but I don't see why it would be unnecessary to take steps to ensure the facts are straight.