Jodi Clay Injured in Crash with Truck on Interstate 45 in Hutchins, TX
Hutchins, TX — November 5, 2022, 40-year-old Jodi Lynne Clay was injured in a crash with a commercial truck on Interstate 45 in Dallas County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 9:35 p.m. on I-45 near Wintergreen Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a GMC Savana truck was stalled and possibly abandoned in the far right southbound lane of the highway. Neither its lights nor its hazards were on when Clay approached in a Toyota Paseo and rear-ended it.
Clay suffered serious injuries in the crash. No other injuries were reported.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Jodi Clay Accident in Hutchins
Police investigators said the stalled truck was a commercial vehicle. If they're right about that it means that a professional driver apparently stopped in the road at night, with no lights or hazards to warn people in the dark, and may have left the truck there. You don't have to be a truck accident lawyer with decades of experience to recognize several red flags in that narrative.
People don't always realize that even under ideal circumstances commercial truck drivers have some very strict federal guidelines about when they're allowed to stop on the road or shoulder and what they have to do afterward. If the truck was disabled maybe the driver had no choice about his parking spot, but not putting out reflective safety devices--and seemingly not even putting on the truck's hazards--may mean there's more to this investigation and a trucking company that should answer for its employee's behavior. Click below to learn more.