MANOR, Texas—Two people were rushed to a local hospital around 9:43 a.m. following a collision involving a semi-truck at 15300 Hog Eye Road in Manor, Texas, on August 25, 2022.
Rescue teams had to extract one person from the SUV due to life-threatening injuries and transport the individual by air to Dell Seton Medical Center. The second person was transported via ambulance with serious injuries. The identities of those injured and the condition of the semi-truck driver remain unknown.
Photographs shared by first response teams show the semi-truck at rest on its side. No further information about this crash was made immediately available.
Thoughts on the truck accident near Manor that left two injured
When smaller vehicles are involved in accidents with semi-trucks, the chances of survival are significantly less than compared to collisions between two passenger vehicles. Given the statistics, those involved in this accident are fortunate to have survived, and we pray they can make a full recovery. While the details of the incident are still unknown, one must not assume that the driver of the smaller vehicle was at fault simply because of its ability to maneuver easily.
In fact, semi-truck drivers and commercial trucking companies are aware of the risks large trucks pose on our roadways. For that reason, semi-truck drivers must take extra precautions and follow strict safety protocols to prevent collisions. Also, trucking companies must educate drivers on safety measures to take while on crowded roadways, going down steep hills, navigating busy intersections, and the like. Without proper training, semi-truck drivers may operate these large trucks unsafely despite their experience in driving.
While we do not know the cause of the crash, investigators and attorneys must consider the various possible explanations of the accident before determining responsibility. Further, the hospitalized victims and their families deserve a thorough investigation of the crash to uncover precisely what caused this terrible accident. Our firm can help identify all potential wrongdoing to ensure the injured receive the compensation they need to cover the unexpected expenses arising from this accident and provide them fair compensation for the pain they must endure going forward.