Kayla Allison Westfall Injured in Truck Accident in Andrews County, TX
Andrews County, TX -- December 23, 2022, Kayla Allison Westfall was said to be injured following an accident with a truck.
Investigators said that the incident took place at around 3:19 p.m. along US Highway 385 near mile marker 332.
Right now, information from authorities says that 25-year-old Kayla Westfall was in a Kia Sportage traveling southbound along US 385. At a private road ahead, authorities believe a Ford F-350 failed to yield while crossing southbound lanes, resulting in a collision.
Westfall was said to have incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Police said the truck driver gave different versions of the events while witnesses apparently stated that the truck "never stopped to check if the roadway was clear."
If this is true, it's an unfortunately common barrier after serious truck wrecks. If a driver isn't going to take responsibility for the actions that led to the crash, what are the odds they're going to cooperate when it comes time to get victims and families the help they need? That's exactly why clear evidence is absolutely crucial in these situations. Blame-shifting, excuses, stonewalling, outright lying--it only goes so far when there is clear evidence to tell a victim's side of the story.
To that end, it's crucial to follow up with witnesses like the ones who apparently spoke with police here. I can't begin to count how many times I've seen authorities simply write down the statements but let witnesses go without taking down their information for future testimony. The sooner steps are taken to get their statements recorded and verified, the easier it will be to keep the facts straight.