• July 17, 2017

Erica Cruz, Trenton Ray Injured in Truck Accident in Plano, TX

Plano, TX -- A rear-end collision between a passenger vehicle and a semi-truck left Erica Cruz and Trenton Ray with injuries Tuesday, July 11, 2017. The collision also injured Ms. Cruz's dog, Daisy Mae.

Ms. Cruz and Mr. Ray were apparently headed to work on the Bush Turnpike in Plano when the incident happened. According to local police, the victims' vehicle was struck from behind by an 18-wheeler near the Central Expressway exit.

Ms. Cruz and Mr. Ray were left with multiple injuries in the collision.

The exact cause of the incident remains under investigation.

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Commentary

I have to say, over the years, I've noticed a major uptick in accidents involving semi-trucks rear-ending other vehicles. In fact, over the past week alone, we've written about several accidents involving 18-wheelers crashing into the backs of passenger vehicles; quite a few of those ended in fatalities. What's causing the rise in these types of accidents? Are we facing a serious problem with distracted truck driving?

When most people think of distracted drivers, texting is probably what comes to mind. However, our firm has come across a number of accidents where truck drivers involved in accidents were watching feature length films on their devices.

Not to imply this was the case in this particular accident, but it's certainly worth investigating the possibility. Considering our now daily reports of these types of crashes, I'd like to see more thorough investigations into distracted truck drivers in the hopes we can be proactive and make sure were head this problem off at the pass.

--Grossman Law Offices

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