• November 10, 2022

Bells Man Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on I-20 in Harrison County, TX

Harrison County, TX -- October 21, 2022, a Bells man was injured after an accident where two 18-wheelers collided along I-20.

Officials said that the accident took place at around 3:30 a.m. along I-20 near mile marker 605.

Bells Man Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on I-20 in Harrison County, TX

Investigators said that a 29-year-old Bells man was in an 18-wheeler traveling westbound along the interstate. Ahead, another 18-wheeler slowed down due to a tire failure. Authorities say the first 18-wheeler hit the second, then ran off-road and hit a line of trees.

The Bells man in the first semi had incapacitating injuries, authorities say. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.

Commentary on Bells Man 18-wheeler Accident on I-20 in Harrison County

Folks tend to assume that a rear-end collision is automatically the fault of the person failing to control speed. That is often true, but not always. I don't make exceptions for truck drivers, despite how people tend to see lawyers. I know that all kinds of things can go wrong, and authorities may not have the experience or equipment to give both drivers the benefit of the doubt and let the facts speak for themselves. Could further independent investigations show that there was more to this than just someone being inattentive? At the very least, serious injuries likely make it worth the effort.

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