• February 16, 2023

Clarence Louis Bostian Killed in 18-wheeler Accident in Ennis, TX

Ennis, TX -- January 20, 2023, Clarence Louis Bostian was killed after an accident where his vehicle crashed with an 18-wheeler.

Investigators said that the incident happened at around 5:00 a.m. along US Highway 287 Bypass near Lake Bardwell Drive.

Initial details said that 46-year-old Clarence Louis Bostian was in a Mazda 3 traveling northbound on the Bypass. While doing so, the vehicle somehow crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler. As a result, Bostian succumbed to fatal injuries. No one else was hurt, and the exact cause of the crash remains unclear.

Clarence Louis Bostian Killed in 18-wheeler Accident in Ennis, TX

With that being just about all the public information about this crash says, I certainly don't see how anyone could draw a conclusion about this crash. For some, though, a rear-end collision is open-and-shut. That's likely thanks to the old misconception that someone is legally at fault automatically if they rear-end someone. That's simply not true, especially when the information is so preliminary.

A perfect example would be a crash I was looking into a while back where authorities initial said a man rear-ended an 18-wheeler after failing to control speed. Some time later, though, it was revealed the truck was merging from the shoulder without its lights on. How ridiculous would someone have to be to blame someone for hitting an unlit truck merging into their lane?

I'm not at all saying that happened here, of course. It's simply that the initial details surrounding that example didn't tell the whole story. Perhaps the same will prove true here as investigations are ongoing.


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