Albuquerque, New Mexico Man Injured in Truck Accident on Highway 137 in Dawson County, TX
Dawson County, TX -- January 2, 2023, a New Mexico man was injured following an accident where a tractor-trailer and a car collided.
Details provided by public statements from authorities suggest the crash happened just after 10:30 p.m. in the area of Highway 137 and FM 1064.
Authorities said that a 28-year-old Albuquerque, New Mexico man was in a Hyundai Elantra traveling southbound along the highway. At FM 1064, it appears that an eastbound tractor-trailer failed to yield, pulling into the path of the Hyundai. The two vehicles then collided.
The New Mexico man sustained incapacitating injuries due to the crash. No other injuries were reported. At this time, public information does not give additional details about the crash.
I certainly don't have further details about this event, but I don't think it would surprise anyone to hear that almost every truck wreck I can recall looking into which had facts similar to these were the result of a reckless truck driver. Plain and simple. Adhering to stop signs is just about the most basic expectation for any driver, let alone a trained professional. So what exactly prevented this truck driver from doing so?
Could it be some highly unusual circumstances the truck driver couldn't avoid? Perhaps, but how likely is it the driver was on their phone, being impatient, not properly trained, intoxicated or fatigued, or otherwise doing something they shouldn't have been doing? Pretty darn likely. But what is or isn't likely doesn't help the victims and families. Only evidence can ensure they can tell their side of the story clearly. As concerning a picture as this current information paints, it's far from the full picture, which is why truck wrecks like this must still make their way to experienced accident reconstructionists who can prevent anything important from slipping through the cracks.