Driver Injured in Forney, TX, Van/18-wheeler Accident on US 80
Forney, TX -- July 18, 2017, a driver sustained injuries due to an accident in which a van and an 18-wheeler collided on US Highway 80.
Forney Police investigators reported that the accident happened at around 4:15 p.m. along the eastbound lanes of US Highway 80.
Authorities say that approaching the intersection of Lovers Lane, a van and an 18-wheeler were both traveling eastbound on US 80. Somehow, the two vehicles crossed paths and sideswiped each other.
The collision was severe enough that the driver of the van had to be taken to Baylor Scott & White Hospital for treatment. Their injuries were not specified. The truck driver was not injured.
No further information regarding the cause of the crash has been released at this time.
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Considering the lack of information given surrounding this accident, I wouldn't be surprised if the police simply aren't too sure of what occurred. A lot of commercial vehicle accidents, even when they seem rather simple, can be very complex. Part of the reason for this is because trucking companies often work very quickly to muddle the details and influence investigations into their favor. Our firm has litigated hundreds of truck accidents over the years, and you wouldn't believe how many times the first two entities on the scene are the emergency responders and the trucking company's lawyers.
I'm not saying that this is all truck accidents, and I'm not saying that all trucking companies behave this way. However, the very fact that it's a possibility warrants victims having their own, private investigation conducted as soon as possible. Whether it's time sensitive evidence or a shady trucking company looking to tip the scales to their advantage, those affected by a truck accident must act quickly in ensuring that they get the compensation they deserve.
--Grossman Law Offices