• November 17, 2022

Two Injured in Dual Truck Accident on FM 1058 in Deaf Smith County, TX

Deaf Smith County, TX -- October 13, 2022, two people were injured following an accident where two commercial trucks collided.

Investigators said that the accident took place at around 1:44 p.m. along FM 1058 at the intersection of FM 1057.

Officials believe that a 54-year-old Hereford man was in a Mack truck traveling southbound on FM 1057. While crossing FM 1058, a Kenworth tractor-trailer driven by a 34-year-old Amarillo man crashed into the Mack truck.

As a result of the crash, the Amarillo man had incapacitating injuries while the Hereford man was said to have non-incapacitating injuries. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Dual Truck Accident on FM 1058 in Deaf Smith County

While folks tend to think of all lawyers as anti-trucker, the reality is many of my hundreds of clients hurt by commercial vehicles were themselves commercial vehicle drivers. That's why few know the risk these vehicles pose better than the professionals who can do their job responsibly. They also no doubt understand that reckless drivers are a problem, but their employers can sometimes be the more significant issue requiring action.

Two Injured in Dual Truck Accident on FM 1058 in Deaf Smith County, TX

Not long ago, for example, I handled a serious truck wreck where our investigations found that the at-fault driver was woefully inexperienced. The trucking company basically hired the first warm body that walked in, rushed through all of the safety training, and put him on the road with little more than a wish for good luck. It was just a matter of time before someone got hurt.

That's why it's important that folks remember that truckers are just as susceptible as anyone to the complex hurdles following a serious truck wreck. Getting them the help they need means ensuring there are thorough investigations which can show exactly what went wrong and who needs to be held accountable.

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