• December 05, 2022

Karlos Guillen, Julissa Gonzalez Injured in Truck Accident on TX-103 in Nacogdoches

Nacogdoches, TX — December 4, 2022, Karlos Guillen and Julissa Gonzalez were injured in an 18-wheeler accident on State Highway 103 in Nacogdoches.

Authorities say the incident happened around 12:55 p.m. along westbound TX-103. Preliminary investigation suggests Guillen, 23, was driving a Kenworth semi-truck west when he lost control for unknown reasons. The truck ran through the eastbound lane and off the road into a wooded area.

Guillen and his passenger Gonzalez, 23, were taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Karlos Guillen, Julissa Gonzalez Accident in Nacogdoches

After a wreck like this I'm often concerned that authorities won't give it the proper attention it deserves. They and readers might assume the driver fell asleep at the wheel or was distracted by his phone and not give other possibilities--both common and unusual--due consideration. What if the truck had mechanical problems or defects? What about blown or worn-out tires? Did its cargo shift somehow in the trailer and unbalance it? Does the driver's employer force him to operate poorly-maintained equipment or to work dangerously long hours?

I'm not saying I know more than reports convey about what happened in Nacogdoches, but as with any crash it's best to look carefully at what happened and let the evidence speak for itself. It's possible more thorough investigations would show the wreck was far from ordinary and there are extenuating circumstances to address.

Karlos Guillen, Julissa Gonzalez Injured in Truck Accident on TX-103 in Nacogdoches
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