Kenlly Fallas Injured in Truck Accident on I-45 in Conroe, TX
Conroe, TX — November 16, 2022, 30-year-old Kenlly Aguilar Fallas was seriously injured in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 45 in Montgomery County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 12:25 p.m. on I-45 near Loop 336 West. Preliminary investigation suggests Fallas was driving a Jeep Cherokee north in the leftmost lane of the highway as a Freightliner 18-wheeler was northbound one lane to the right.
Investigators believe Fallas drifted right for unconfirmed reasons and the Jeep's front-right quarter collided with the rear-left of the semi-trailer. The Jeep then rolled over one or more times and hit a concrete barrier.
Fallas suffered serious injuries in the crash. No other injuries were reported.
No further information is currently available.
Investigators seem to think the victim failed to maintain her lane while traveling next to the big rig. However, they don't seem to have many insights about how or why she might have drifted to the right. With few exceptions nobody does that on purpose, so what sent the vehicle off-course?
Some may not consider that important to find out, but would it really be fair to blame the driver for leaving her lane if something else sent it out of control? Think about General Motors and the ignition-switch fiasco a few years ago, where millions of vehicles could suddenly lose power due to little more than a heavy keyring. Over a hundred people died when their cars shut down at highway speeds and left them without power steering, anti-lock brakes, or even the electronic sensors needed to deploy their airbags. Many of those crash victims were unfairly blamed for their wrecks before the real culprit was discovered.
I'm not saying anything like that happened in Conroe, only that things aren't always as clear-cut as they may seem from a few sentences in a report. It's best for everyone's sake to be sure of the whole story, so I hope someone took the time and care to get it here.