• February 23, 2023

Worker Injured in Truck Accident on Highway 36 in Brazoria County, TX

Brazoria County, TX -- February 3, 2023, a worker was injured following an accident where a truck ran him over along Highway 36.

Initial details about the crash say that it happened along Highway 36 at around 6:00 p.m. It appears a 44-year-old man was in the roadway while helping a crew move a mobile home. A statement to authorities said employees "had done this multiple times." This time, however, a truck pulling a trailer southbound on the highway ran over the worker, causing a serious injury.

Worker Injured in Truck Accident on Highway 36 in Brazoria County, TX

The driver told authorities they couldn't see well because it was dusk. Authorities did not say if the worker had any kind of high-visibility equipment. Right now, additional details can't be confirmed.

There are two primary factors I'm concerned about reading these initial details. For one, a collision happening at dusk doesn't necessarily excuse a truck driver for failing to avoid an accident. It depends on whether or not a reasonably prudent driver in their same position would have been able to slow down and not hit the pedestrian. It's unclear right now whether or not that's true.

At the same time, there also needs to be investigations into the victim's employer. They apparently said they had workers in the road "multiple times." So is this a freak unlucky accident, or was this the inevitable result of a work environment that didn't exercise proper safety to protect its employees? One way or the other, investigators will need the experience to consider all of these possible factors, as it's unlikely this incident is as black-and-white as some may think.


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