Georges Desire Zeutsa Injured in 18-wheeler Accident in Grand Prairie, TX
Grand Prairie, TX -- February 14, 2023, Georges Desire Zeutsa was injured following an accident where his vehicle crashed with an 18-wheeler.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 3:23 a.m. along I-30 near Loop 12/MacArthur. Details suggest that 47-year-old Georges Zeutsa was in a Toyota Sienna traveling eastbound along I-30. Ahead, police say a tractor-trailer failed to control speed on wet roads and lost control. This left the truck stationary across multiple lanes of travel. Some time later, Zeutsa's vehicle crashed into the 18-wheeler.
Due to the accident, it appears Zeutsa had incapacitating injuries. No other injuries were reported. There was no mention of charges or citations stemming from the crash. Additional details are unavailable.
I've worked with many victims and families regarding incidents where tractor-trailers blocked the roadway as described here. People need to understand just how terrifying it is.
There is essentially a wall that could weigh several dozen tons sitting in the middle of a road where people are going 55-75 MPH. Those trailers generally come equipped with lights or reflective tape, but those aren't always visible enough, and some drivers either don't take care of them or lack them altogether.
For example, a case I handled not long ago involved a trailer blocking a dark highway. Its reflective tape was so absurdly dirty that the tape was useless. It would have been completely invisible when the wreck happened. That didn't stop the trucking company in that case from blaming the victim, of course, but the evidence we gathered was clear enough that such a ridiculous defense never found footing.
Especially while it's dark out—especially during inclement weather—it's a miracle when something like this isn't fatal. But incapacitating injuries are obviously serious, and situations like this should always be treated with the utmost care and expertise. It's possible the truck driver here couldn't avoid whatever caused their truck to lose control. But if this incident is like almost all the ones I've seen that were similar, my experience tells me this all was probably entirely avoidable. It's up to the evidence to explain if that's true here, as well.