Newt Harrison Wood Injured in Truck Accident in New Braunfels, TX
New Braunfels, TX -- November 14, 2022, Newt Harrison Wood was injured due to an accident where a pickup and an 18-wheeler collided.
Investigators said they responded to the area of I-35 exit 191 at around 2:00 p.m. Initial details say that 56-year-old Newt Harrison Wood was in a Ford F-150 traveling southbound along the interstate. While merging onto the service road, an 18-wheeler came out of the nearby TA Travel Center. The two vehicles somehow then collided.
Wood was taken from the scene, reportedly with injuries described as incapacitating. No further information about the crash can be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Newt Harrison Wood Truck Accident in New Braunfels
The only thing I can really say with any certainty here is that the details I am seeing are far from clear. They mention the victim coming off exit 191, but it seems the TA Travel Center they mention is a ways back from that exit. Additionally, the images I can find of this area are several months old, and the whole area is littered with construction. That says to me that the exits around this area could be relatively new, and details between the authorities and what else is available may be a bit inconsistent.
And to top that all off, authorities seem to think that the victim was in the wrong here, but just about every single exit ramp I've ever taken has had the right-of-way. Is that not true here? Were there extenuating circumstances the truck driver couldn't avoid, or was this all just someone not paying attention to merging traffic?
One way or another, there is more to this story than the public has knowledge of. If authorities didn't make an effort to clear things up behind the scenes, then getting someone help after a crash like this may require nothing short of a thorough independent investigation. If it turns out someone does need to be held accountable, this tangled mess of a fact pattern isn't likely to do them any favors.