Abshir Jama Elmi, Amarillo Man Injured in Truck Accident Deaf Smith County, TX
Deaf Smith County, TX -- October 28, 2022, Abshir Jama Elmi and an Amarillo man were injured due to an accident with two semi-trucks.
In initial details given, it appears that the crash took place at around 6:30 p.m. along FM 1062 at FM 809.
Officials said that 61-year-old Abshir Jama Elmi was in a Freightliner tractor trailer headed eastbound on FM 1062. An unidentified 43-year-old Amarillo man was in a northbound Western Star truck. At the intersection, the Amarillo man hit the side of Elmi's tractor trailer as the latter crossed FM 809. Both trucks then overturned off-road.
Both Elmi and the Amarillo truck driver were said to have incapacitating injuries due to the crash. The exact factors causing the crash have not been confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Abshir Jama Elmi, Amarillo Man Truck Accident Deaf Smith County
When it comes to a serious crash like this, a concern I have is that it all may be overwhelming for the authorities. This isn't to say it's because they're bad at their jobs. It's simply that commercial truck wrecks are complex, and one this serious is likely to leave an even more chaotic scene behind. Independent accident reconstructionists, then, become a valuable ally in getting folks clear answers, even if those answers were entirely unexpected.
A while back, for example, I was looking into a crash where police though a man ran a stop sign, leading to a deadly t-bone collision. Further investigations, however, revealed something highly unusual. TxDOT removed those supposed stop signs earlier that day while working at the crossing, but they forgot to replace the signs when they left for the day. So how exactly did someone run a stop sign that wasn't there?
That's the sort of thing that authorities simply aren't equipped to look into immediately following a serious crash. Whether something obvious or incredibly strange led to this crash, steps should always be taken to ensure the victims and families involved have as much evidence as possible so they can get the help they deserve.