Cory Hamner Injured in Truck Accident in Erath County, TX
Erath County, TX -- January 30, 2023, Cory Hamner was injured following an accident involving a commercial truck.
Initial details about the accident happened at around 11:05 p.m. along I-20 in the area of County Road 107. Officials said that 42-year-old Cory Hamner was outside of a vehicle along eastbound I-20. The vehicle was apparently stopped "due to heavy ice."
While there, a tractor-trailer passing by reportedly hit both Hamner and his vehicle. That tractor-trailer then left the scene. Hamner's injuries were said to be incapacitating. No further information is available at this time.
Police suggested the possibility of the truck driver not realizing there was a collision. That's possible, sure, but it's pretty unlikely, assuming it's true that the truck hit the victim's vehicle. Obviously, the driver needs to be located to sort all of that out, which is why I often talk about accidents like this on the blog. Keeping details in the public eye is often a prudent step toward ensuring someone who knows something sees the details and contacts authorities.
That's exactly what happened with a hit-and-run I was helping a family out with a while back. Seeing our reports, a couple came forward with a company name and a license plate number. They risked their lives to get that information because that truck driver actually tried to run them off the road. While they initially went to police, officers never followed up for someone unknown reason. Had there not been continued efforts to get answers, their hard work may have gone to waste.
Whatever happened here, intentional or not, those involved need to speak for their side of the story. Hopefully authorities are still doing everything in their power to locate and speak to the truck driver involved in this serious crash.