• February 28, 2023

Lashonda Whitehurst, 3 Injured in Truck Accident in Kaufman County, TX

Kaufman County, TX -- January 31, 2023, Lashonda Whitehurst and three others were injured due to an accident involving two semis.

Investigators say that the crash happened at around 6:10 p.m. along I-20 near mile marker 508. It appears that 43-year-old Lashonda Whitehurst was in a Lexus pulling a trailer with three other passengers, including two teenagers. While in stopped traffic on icy roads, authorities say that a tractor-trailer did not slow down in time, crashing with Whitehurst's vehicle and another commercial truck.

Lashonda Whitehurst, 3 Injured in Truck Accident in Kaufman County, TX

Whitehurst had injuries described as incapacitating while the other three occupants had non-incapacitating injuries. No other injuries were confirmed. Right now, additional details remain unconfirmed.

The fact roads were icy here can make things a bit more challenging than people may realize. Weather can sometimes create a distraction for insurance companies and trucking companies to point to. "Our driver simply couldn't control their vehicle due to the weather." Does that work? It can, if left unchecked. That's why it's important to have clear evidence of what happened so those kinds of blame-shifting tactics don't find footing.

In almost every crash like this I've had come across my desk, evidence showed it was a driver's failure to adjust their behavior for the weather that caused the crash rather than the weather itself. Just as that seemed to be the case in the deadly 2021 pile up here in DFW, I have little doubt investigations will show something similar happened here, as well. After all, the victim and the other truck apparently had no problems slowing down for traffic. So what was different about the 18-wheeler that hit them?


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