Hays County, TX Loose Trailer Truck Accident Injures 1 On US 290 At Farrell Lane – Texas Wrongful Death Lawyer

Hays County, TX — December 12, 2021, a woman sustained injuries following an accident where a trailer came loose from a truck on US 290.

Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 7:37 p.m. along US Highway 290 in the area of Farrell Lane.

Investigators said that a Cedar Park family was in a GMC Acadia traveling westbound don US 290. From oncoming lanes, authorities said that a trailer came loose from a truck. The trailer went into westbound lanes and hit the GMC head-on.

Due to the crash, a woman riding as a passenger in the GMC sustained non-incapacitating injuries. Police say the truck driver, whom they identified as Travis Sievers, will face citations for failure to secure load.

Commentary on Loose Trailer Accident on US 290 in Hays County

To be a bit blunt, a crash like this almost always happens due to the truck driver making a mistake. Police certainly suggest that could be what happened here. However, it’s important to consider all possibilities, even if they seem unlikely.

More likely than not, this happened because the trailer just wasn’t secured properly. If a driver fails to secure the trailer, it can easily become unhooked mid-transport and cause a serious accident. The other common reason why something like this can happen is due to poor maintenance. If a driver or an employer lets the equipment degrade to the point of catastrophic failure, that was a foreseeable result of neglecting to repair known issues, so they would be likely be on the hook for that, too.

Hays County, TX Loose Trailer Truck Accident US 290 Farrell Lane

All that said, while far less likely, it’s also important to consider that something beyond the truck driver’s control led to this. It is possible that some sort of mistake from the manufacturer, for example, caused this crash. Sometimes parts are constructed poorly. Sometimes parts don’t work together as intended and fail as a result. It’s even possible for there to be a situation where customers are told that a certain behavior is safe when it’s not, such as saying the trailer can hold more wait than it actually can.

Whatever happened here, it’s not the sort of thing authorities typically have the tools and experience to look into. Distinguishing between the possible factors surrounding this crash may take more thorough independent investigations. It’s unclear if anyone has taken those steps yet.

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