Driver Injured in Truck Accident on Highway 77 in Hill County, TX
Hill County, TX -- December 12, 2022, one person was injured following an accident where a truck crashed off the highway.
Authorities said that the accident happened in the area of the TA Travel Center along State Highway 77. It appears that a commercial truck traveling along the highway somehow lost control and ran off-road. There, the truck then crashed into a car and a car port.
The driver of the truck was taken to a hospital with injuries said to be non-life-threatening. It appears no one else was hurt. Investigations are ongoing.
Commentary on Semi-Truck Accident on Highway 77 in Hill County
Folks often come to me with accusations of being "anti-trucker," yet I seem to be the only one willing to give drivers the benefit of the doubt following crashes like this. Many of my clients over the years have themselves been commercial vehicle drivers. A lot of things can go wrong, and drivers don't always have a say in what happens. Whether it's a dangerous work environment, poorly maintained vehicles, road hazards, medical emergencies, or even other vehicles leaving the scene, it's important investigators have the experience to consider these factors. The article below is just one example of factors that authorities alone rarely handle, which is why independent investigators may be prudent here, as well.