Lori Gow Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident in Rhome, TX
Rhome, TX -- December 1, 2022, Lori Gow was injured in , after an accident where Gow's vehicle and a tractor-trailer collided.
Preliminary details say that the crash took place at around 6:00 p.m. along US Highway 287 near County Road 4840.
Authorities said that 61-year-old Lori Gow was in a Hyundai Sonata traveling northbound along the highway. Details claim that Gow did not have headlights on when an oncoming 18-wheeler turned across northbound lanes. The two vehicles then collided.
Gow sustained incapacitating injuries due to the wreck. No other details were given.
Commentary on Lori Gow Tractor-Trailer Accident in Rhome
I want to say up front that I don't have any particular information beyond what's already available about this crash. That said, I have seen similar situations where these supposed "witness" statements were actually just a trucking company seeking to (and succeeding) tip the scales in their favor. I've got a perfect example from a case I had a while back also including allegations of a victim not using their headlights.
In that situation, a trucking company claimed the victim wasn't seen due to them not having their headlights on. But when we went to look at the victim's car, something stood out to us--there simply were no headlights. Since it would be far more likely headlights would just be off or burnt out, that was highly unusual and prompted more thorough investigations. In a shocking twist of events, we found that a trucking company insurance rep had gone to the wreck yard and literally stolen the victim's headlights to try to help their case. Needless to say, our findings helped sink that ship.
I'm not saying something so egregious happened here, of course. It's simply that folks often look at these situations and just take the early information at face value. In reality there may need to be far more thorough investigations to ensure the evidence can speak for itself.