Joseph Allen Gammel, 2 Injured in Truck Accident in Tyler, TX
Tyler, TX -- November 8, 2022, Joseph Allen Gammel and two others were hurt following an accident involving a commercial truck.
According to details given, the crash happened at the intersection of Chandler Highway/Highway 31 and Loop 323.
Investigators said that 71-year-old Joseph Allen Gammel was in a Dodge Ram traveling northbound along Loop 323. The Dodge slowed approaching a red light, but a Volvo truck behind the Dodge reportedly failed to control speed and rear-ended Gammel's vehicle. This caused the Dodge to overturn.
Gammel has incapacitating injuries while two others were said to be less seriously hurt. Police believe the Volvo driver was inattentive at the time. No further information has been confirmed.
Commentary on Joseph Allen Gammel Truck Accident in Tyler
Generally speaking, a truck hitting the back of slowed or stopped traffic is a sign that driver screwed up. Authorities here certainly suggest that's a likelihood. However, folks need to understand the importance of actual evidence. Not only are there occasional circumstances something unusual like a mechanical defect occurs, but having that evidence can help to ensure no one can muddy the waters.
Not long ago, for example, a trucking company tried to blame a client for a similar series of events, saying they slammed on their brakes without their blinker. Something authorities overlooked was nearby surveillance video which clearly showed our client come to a controlled stop with their blinker on. The truck driver had ample time to slow down but simply wasn't paying attention. What may seem like a minor or obvious detail was more the keystone that held the case together, ultimately giving someone the help they need. Similar details may have yet to be revealed here.