• November 10, 2023

Ryan Sacco Injured in Truck, Motorcycle Accident in Wise County, TX

Wise County, TX — October 22, 2023, Ryan Sacco was injured as the result of a semi-truck accident at around 1:48 p.m. along F.M. 718.

Preliminary information about the accident said that the crash took place in the area of Farm-to-Market 718 and Private Road 4665.

According to officials, 26-year-old Ryan Sacco was on a motorcycle rounding a curve along southbound F.M. 718. From the northbound lane, an International semi-truck allegedly crossed the center line enough that the truck and Sacco's motorcycle collided.

Ryan Sacco Injured in Truck, Motorcycle Accident in Wise County, TX

Sacco was thrown from the bike and sustained incapacitating injuries, authorities said. The truck apparently left the scene but was later found. The driver supposedly did not realize there was a collision. I just want to be clear I don't know anything about the people involved here or the facts of the crash beyond what authorities released to the public. But anytime a truck leaves the scene of an accident, it's crucial to rule out that they may have done so intentionally.

There are times where a truck driver, due to the size and mass of their vehicle, might not be able to distinguish hitting something or going over some rough path of concrete. But when authorities are saying someone went over the center line and hit a motorcycle somehow without realizing it, it raises some serious red flags about the driver's level of awareness.

If an accident reconstructionist were to see the location of the crash, the angle of the impact, the speeds and weight of the vehicles, and the visibility at the time of the collision, would they be able to determine that it's possible a reasonably prudent truck driver wouldn't have noticed a collision? Sure, it's possible. But unless I see evidence of that nature, I can't help being skeptical about these initial descriptions of the crash.

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