• February 03, 2023

Whitsett Man Injured in Truck Accident in Atascosa County, TX

Atascosa County, TX -- September 19, 2022, Whitsett man was injured after an accident where his semi-truck crashed along FM 791.

Officials said that the crash happened at around 12:50 p.m. along FM 791 near mile marker 504. A 30-year-old Whitsett man was said to be in a Peterbilt traveling southwest along the roadway. Somehow, the truck lost control and left the road. The cargo then apparently shifted, and the truck overturned.

The truck driver sustained incapacitating injuries due to the crash. No one else appeared to be involved. It's also unclear if there were witnesses to the crash. This makes me wonder if authorities are getting the whole story here. With single-vehicle wrecks, they can sometimes be quick to overlook potential factors that a driver wouldn't be able to avoid.

Whitsett Man Injured in Truck Accident in Atascosa County, TX

For example, they say that the truck lost control, then a cargo shift caused the truck to further lose control and overturn. How do they know that? Maybe there's clear video, witness testimony, or perhaps even the victim told them. But it's also possible they simply inferred that when the opposite could be true. What if a cargo shift caused the truck to lose control? What kind of cargo was it? Who loaded it? Does the truck driver's employer supply him with proper, well maintained equipment?

People don't really appreciate all the challenges a commercial trucker has to face, and that can lead them to jump to conclusions and blame those drivers for crashes like this. While it's possible all of this was avoidable, it may help to look at things from a trucker's point of view and consider other possibilities the driver may not have had control over that we four-wheel drivers don't have to deal with day in and day out.



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