• December 14, 2022

Ja Neus Chivers Injured in Truck Accident on FM 741 in Kaufman County, TX

Kaufman County, TX — December 1, 2022, 20-year-old Ja Neus Chivers was seriously injured in a crash with a tractor-trailer on FM 741 in Kaufman County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 5:45 p.m. on FM 741 near U.S. Highway 175. Preliminary investigation suggests a Freightliner semi-truck with an attached trailer was turning left out of a private driveway on FM 741. The driver allegedly failed to yield the right of way to Chivers' westbound Nissan Sentra and the car crashed into the left side of the semi-trailer. It then rebounded from the impact into the north bar ditch.

Chivers suffered serious injuries in the collision. The truck driver was unhurt.

No further information is available at this time.

Ja Neus Chivers Injured in Truck Accident on FM 741 in Kaufman County, TX

Commentary on Ja Neus Chivers Accident in Kaufman County

Preliminary reports about this accident seem to paint a clear picture of a professional truck driver failing to yield. In this case I may also be using the term "professional" loosely, as police also cited him for driving an unregistered truck with an invalid license. People may think all that together means fault for this matter is crystal-clear, but I've lost count of how many people I've warned not to take a commercial truck accident for granted.

The truck is that trucking companies rarely if ever accept responsibility for accidents or injuries without first putting up the longest and nastiest fight they can. A lot of people who thought they had "open and shut" cases have been rudely surprised to hear a company blame sun glare, brake failures, and even the victims themselves for the damage done. Their stubbornness and inventiveness shouldn't be underestimated, which is why I wrote more about their tricks and tactics through the link below. Whether this allegedly-unlicensed driver in his allegedly-unregistered truck was a company employee remains to be seen, but it's best to be prepared in any case.

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