Woman Injured in Truck Accident on Highway 31 in Gregg County, TX
Gregg County, TX -- November 22, 2022, a woman sustained injuries due to an accident where her vehicle hit an 18-wheeler on Highway 31.
Investigators said that the crash happened at around 9:00 a.m. along Highway 31 near mile marker 728.
Officials said that a 23-year-old woman was in a Ford Fiesta traveling eastbound along the highway. Ahead, police say that an 18-wheeler entered a left turn lane at the median. The trailer may have been in a portion of the left lane still when police say the woman's Ford did not slow down in time, crashing into the trailer.
Due to the collision, the woman sustained injuries said to be incapacitating. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Truck Accident on Highway 31 in Gregg County
It seems odd to me that authorities appear to place blame on the victim here. Don't get me wrong--a rear-end collision like this is usually the result of drivers going too fast or not paying attention to the road. But when a truck is making a turn and they leave their trailer protruding into a lane of travel, that's often a reckless decision that should be avoided if at all possible.
Many responsible truckers know that they may even have to go a couple of miles out of the way to ensure they get to their destination without harming others or themselves. I can't help wondering if this crash would have happened had such a driver been behind the wheel of this particular truck that day.