• June 07, 2017

One Killed, Two Hurt in Truck Accident on Highway 6 in Robertson Co., TX

Robertson County, TX -- A four-vehicle truck crash in Robertson County, Texas left one unidentified person dead and three injured Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

The incident happened on Highway 6 around 5 a.m.

According to reports, an 18-wheeler was uphill in the southbound lanes when his vehicle was allegedly hit from behind by a passenger car. The driver of the truck claimed this initial collision led to a chain reaction crash. As it stands, the report claims a pickup struck then struck the car, pushing it into the northbound lanes, where it was then struck by a motorcycle.

Five people were reportedly involved in the crash. Three involved were hospitalized. One was declared dead.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Commentary

The report, outside of the account provided by the semi-truck driver, provided few details regarding the crash. Not to dispute the truck driver's account, but, thanks to human nature, my guess is he's gonna give an account that ultimately paints him in a positive light. Adding a layer of complexity to the accident is the fact that media and preliminary police reports are often erroneous, and commonly support the truck driver's side. To combat this glut of misinformation, the collection of evidence becomes imperative.

Justice=facts and facts=evidence. What do I mean by this? When accidents like these make it to a jury--the final arbiters in deciding who was at fault--victims and their families are saddled with proving trucking companies are negligent in order to receive compensation for damages. For victims to prove their case, evidence will be the greatest impetus to convince a jury the trucking company was in the wrong.

No reasonable person would expect victims and their families to collect said evidence while in the process of grieving and/or figuring out how to pay mounting medical bills and covering for lost income due to death or injury. Fortunately, there are plenty of experienced, knowledgeable, third-party accident reconstructionists to fulfill this task.

If evidence is the key element in attaining justice, inaction is tantamount to injustice. Inaction leads to victims and their loved ones being routed by trucking companies, leaving them to the mercy of the limitless resources trucking companies have at their disposal.

I can't claim to have insider information in this accident. However, when it comes to serious injury and the loss of life, ruling out all possibilities is the least we can do for victim's families.

-Grossman Law Offices

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