• December 15, 2022

Michael Dale Jackson Injured in Truck Accident on US-290 in Blanco County, TX

Blanco County, TX — November 11, 2022, 52-year-old Michael Dale Jackson was injured in a crash with a tractor-trailer on U.S. Highway 290 in Blanco County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. on US-290 near Triple S Trail. Preliminary investigation suggests a Kenworth semi-truck was towing a trailer west in the outside lane of the highway when the driver swerved, allegedly to avoid hitting a deer. The truck partially jackknifed and blocked the westbound travel lanes.

Moments later Jackson crested a nearby hill and saw the big rig across the lanes. He swerved right to try and avoid it but crashed into the back-left of its trailer. His Toyota Sequoia pickup then spun away from the impact and came to rest partially off the road.

Jackson suffered serious injuries in the crash. Three passengers in the Toyota received possible injuries. The truck driver was unhurt.

No further information is available at this time.

Michael Dale Jackson Injured in Blanco County, TX Truck Accident

Commentary on Michael Dale Jackson Accident in Blanco County

Investigators faulted the truck driver for "unsafe lane change" and "parking in a traffic lane," both of which he and his employer would likely dispute if a deer ran into his path. I have no specific reason to doubt that, but at the same time the years have instilled in me a certain skepticism about truck drivers' protests of innocence after a crash. Is it possible a deer made the driver jackknife through the road? Sure, and I doubt anyone expected him to plow through it rather than try to avoid it. Could something else have happened for which the deer was a convenient scapegoat, though? Possibly.

As with any accident it's important to know (and verify) what really happened, which is where a full and thorough investigation comes in. Having filled out their report already, though, police may not be interested in ensuring the victim has the whole and true story. If they're done and have moved on, maybe someone else should look again on the victim's behalf and see if the "official" story left some important blanks unfilled.

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