Justin Cody Myers Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on FM 665 in Petronila, TX
UPDATE (March 30, 2023): More recent information released by authorities identified the driver injured in the crash as 34-year-old Justin Cody Myers. Additional details about the crash remain unclear.
Petronila, TX -- March 2, 2023, one person was injured following an accident where an 18-wheeler and a truck crashed along FM 665.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 9:00 a.m. along FM 665 near FM 892. The exact cause of the crash is unclear at this time. Details say only that an 18-wheeler somehow crashed into a truck, sending both off-road. One person was taken from the scene with unspecified injuries. Right now, no further information is available.
It's obviously prudent to wait for police to provide clearer information about what happened before making any hasty assumptions. But sometimes, people underestimate just how challenging a commercial truck wreck can be. I've known plenty of officers who were thorough and exhaustive in their efforts.
I've known others, though, who weren't supported by their department, so they didn't have the right tools or training for some of the complex factors that can come up in a commercial truck wreck. That's when important details slip through the cracks, which can only serve to further harm the victims and families involved. My hope is authorities here have supervisors that understand the importance of taking these crashes as seriously as possible.