• October 28, 2022

Brett Wade Sissell Injured in Truck Accident in Waxahachie, TX

Waxahachie, TX -- October 7, 2022, Brett Wade Sissell was injured following an accident where his vehicle crashed with a commercial truck.

Authorities said that the incident happened at around 9:55 a.m. along I-35 near the US 287 Bypass.

Brett Wade Sissell Injured in Truck Accident in Waxahachie, TX

It appears that 57-year-old Brett Wade Sissell was in a pickup traveling northbound on the interstate at the time. Authorities say Sissell's pickup did not maintain its lane, causing it to collide into a tractor-trailer which was parked along the shoulder.

Sissell was said to have incapacitating injuries due to the crash. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Brett Wade Sissell Truck Accident in Waxahachie

Is a crash like this worthy of more thorough investigations to find any possible complex factors authorities missed? Most likely. Folks may not think so, considering they tend to think someone rear-ending a vehicle on the shoulder is automatically at fault. That's simply not true, even though it is often the case.

I'll give an example. One factor I rarely see authorities bring up is the rules surrounding a tractor-trailer parking along a highway. 18-wheelers can be serious hazards even at a standstill, which is why experienced drivers know to put out markings orr flares to ensure traffic is well aware of the obstruction. Even in a situation like this--perhaps especially so--that's a possibility worth considering, however likely it may or may not be.

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