• January 12, 2023

Man Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on Bush Turnpike in Grand Prairie, TX

Grand Prairie, TX -- November 21, 2022, a man sustained injuries due to an accident where a car collided with a tractor-trailer on PGBT.

Investigators said that the crash happened at around 6:44 p.m. along the President George Bush Turnpike near mile marker 650.

According to initial details, a 53-year-old man was in a Mitsubishi Outlander traveling southbound along the turnpike. Somehow, an 18-wheeler traveling the same direction crashed into the Mitsubishi, causing it to overturn along the shoulder.

Man Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on Bush Turnpike in Grand Prairie, TX

The driver of the car had injuries said to be incapacitating. If this crash is like just about every other similar collision that has come across my desk, those injuries were likely entirely avoidable. Drivers clearly have a responsibility to avoid collisions, but commercial truck drivers actually have an even higher standard to live up to due to the damage their vehicles are capable of.

So what was different here? Was it something highly unusual like an unforeseeable mechanical defect? Or, was it something far more common like cell phone usage? There are few details available even this long after the crash, and I can't help worrying whether or not authorities gave those affected by this crash clearer answers than what they've released to the public.

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