Conroe Man Injured in Truck Accident on FM 1097 in Montgomery County, TX
Montgomery County, TX -- February 21, 2023, a Conroe man was injured after an accident where two trucks collided on FM 1097.
Officials said that the incident happened at around 11:00 a.m. in the area of FM 1097 and Cude Cemetery Road. It appears that a 58-year-old Conroe man was in a Ford F-750 traveling westbound along FM 1097. He slowed to make a left turn, after which a Mack truck crashed into the back of the Ford.
Due to the crash, the Conroe man had incapacitating injuries. It's unclear if the other driver was hurt. In their investigations, authorities say they found the Mack truck's brakes to be defective.
This final detail needs to be clarified by authorities, at least to those involved here if not publicly. Saying brakes were defective could mean that they were poorly maintained or misused, which generally means the truck driver or their employer is responsible for a resulting collision.
But it could also mean that there was some kind of manufacturing issue the truck driver couldn't have known about. Perhaps most concerning is that situation could mean there is a widespread problem putting other truck drivers and those around them in serious danger.
So what exactly made these brakes "defective," and are authorities continuing to address the issue properly?