One Injured in Truck Accident at Motel in Sonora, TX
UPDATE (March 10, 2023): Recent information from authorities says that the truck driver had incapacitating injuries and may have suffered a medical emergency. It's unclear if this is a clarification of the previous reported injury or if the driver was one of two people hurt in the crash. Details surrounding the crash are still being confirmed at this time.
Sonora, TX -- February 22, 2023, one person was injured as the result of an accident where a semi-truck crashed into a motel.
Investigators said that the incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday at the Super8 Motel along North Crockett Drive. For reasons unclear, an 18-wheeler with a tanker trailer ran through the lot and crashed into rooms which authorities said were vacant. However, details also say someone in the motel was injured due to the crash. That person's current condition is unclear.
So how exactly does something like this happen? Authorities didn't say if the truck was just in the parking lot or if it careened off the side of the road. Generally speaking, people are likely to assume this was all due to something like a driver falling asleep at the wheel or being on their phone. That's certainly common, but other possibilities shouldn't be ruled out until the evidence is clear. Even unlikely factors like mechanical defects warrant attention if it can help ensure those affected by the crash know they're getting the full story.