• November 10, 2022

Two Killed, One Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on I-10 in Waller County, TX

Waller County, TX -- October 16, 2022, two were killed and one person was injured following an accident where a pickup crashed into a semi.

Investigators said that the incident happened at around 3:10 a.m. along I-10 near FM 359.

Waller County, TX Semi-Truck Accident Kills 2, Injures 1 on I-10 near FM 359

Officials said that a 29-year-old Brownsville man was in a Chevy Silverado traveling eastbound on the interstate. Somehow, the pickup went onto the right shoulder where police say a semi-truck was legally parked. The pickup then hit the back of the semi-trailer.

The driver of the Chevy had non-incapacitating injuries, but it appears two passengers were killed. No names have been released, and additional information is unavailable at this time.

Commentary on Semi-Truck Accident on I-10 in Waller County

It always stands out to me when authorities mention a semi truck "legally parked" along an interstate. Semis are inherently dangerous due to their size, which is why it's so crucial truck drivers take appropriate steps when parking along the roadway, including pulling all the way off the road and putting out visibility markers at the correct intervals. To be perfectly frank, I trust truckers to park safely more than I trust authorities to know what it means to be "legally" parked. I can't tell you how many times I looked into a crash only to find a truck without any markings, markings too close to the trailer, trailers on or over the fog line, etc. Maybe that didn't happen here, but it's important people learn about these safety rules so they can ensure investigators aren't missing anything important.

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