Jose Salazar Montemayor Injured in Truck Accident in San Marcos, TX
San Marcos, TX -- October 24, 2022, Jose Salazar Montemayor was injured following an accident where an 18-wheeler hit his vehicle.
Initial details suggest that the crash happened along the southbound lanes of I-35 near Posey Road at around 12:13 p.m.
35-year-old Jose Salazar Montemayor was in a Chevy traveling along the inside lane. One of the vehicle's tires blew out, causing the car to veer to the right. In the center lane, an 18-wheeler then hit Montemayor's vehicle.
Montemayor was said to have incapacitating injuries due to the crash. No further information can be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Jose Salazar Montemayor Truck Accident in San Marcos
Folks tend to look at tire blowouts like they're just unavoidable accidents. That's often true. There's not much one can do to avoid a nail in the road, for example. But there are still important factors to consider. One, for instance, is a possible manufacturing defect.
Plenty of crashes have happened in the past due to poorly designed or poorly constructed tires failing under normal use. Could it be something like that happened here? Did the authorities even have the equipment or training to look for something so complex? Perhaps independent investigations would show that this accident wasn't as unavoidable as folks may think.