Timothy Wells Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident in Guthrie County, IA
Guthrie County, IA -- February 17, 2023, Timothy Wells was injured following an accident where his vehicle crashed with a tractor-trailer.
Details about the crash suggest that it happened along White Pole Road at around 5:30 p.m. 48-year-old Timothy Wells was in a vehicle going westbound at the time. Ahead, authorities say a tractor-trailer backed across both lanes from a private driveway. While the trailer was in westbound lanes, Wells's vehicle crashed into.
Reports right now say that Wells had "possible minor injuries" while the trucker was said to have been cited. If that's all that resulted from this crash, it's a huge relief. I see reports say a collision occurred as a tractor-trailer blocked traffic lanes, and I brace myself for the worst. It's almost always an incredibly reckless, avoidable action, and it's a miracle no one was killed here.
As usual, though, my experiences make it so I can never rest easy even when reports say someone had "minor" injuries. I've had plenty of situations where that turned out not to be true. A recent one, for example, involved a man with some back pain following a commercial vehicle wreck. Days later, he could barely move, let alone go to work. It turned out the pain was a ruptured disk in his spine, and he needed surgery. We ultimately got him the help he needed, but it was a months-long ordeal with the insurance company I wouldn't wish on anyone. So for the sake of the victim and family involved in this accident, I sincerely hope these initial details aren't overlooking anything.