Rodney Turner Injured in Truck Accident in Harrison County, TX
Harrison County, TX -- October 29, 2022, Rodney Turner was injured following an accident were a commercial truck crashed off-road.
Investigators said they were called to the area of Highway 43 and Road 3044 at around 2:00 a.m. It appears that 57-year-old Rodney Turner was in a tractor-trailer traveling southbound on the highway. A cow appeared to be in the roadway, causing Turner's truck to run off-road where it hit a line of trees.
Due to the crash, Turner was said to have incapacitating injuries. Right now, additional details are unavailable. Police said they aren't sure who owned the cow.
Commentary on Rodney Turner Truck Accident in Harrison County
Not many people realize just how important it is to track down the owner of livestock involved in a crash like this. They can actually be liable for a crash like this, depending on the exact circumstances. What are those circumstances?
Put simply, if a livestock owner could have reasonably prevented their animal from escaping onto the roadway, they can be liable for failing to do so. Animals can be unpredictable and crafty, and a ranch owner doing everything right still might lose an animal one day. But if they leave a gate open, don't maintain their fence line, or otherwise fail to address issues which can reasonably to this sort of crash, they should be held responsible for that negligence. That's why it's important to continue investigations into what all happened here.