MILAM COUNTY, TX — One man was killed and a child was taken to the hospital after a crash that happened in Milam County, Texas on Monday, May 5th, 2014, according to a news report from KBTX.
Officials have said that they believe 33-year-old Adam Alderman was killed when a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer collided for reasons currently under investigation while driving on Highway 36 around 10:00 Monday evening.
Scene of the Accident
Adam Alderman was pronounced dead on the scene while a 5-year-old girl was taken by helicopter to Scott and White Children’s Hospital where an update on her condition was not made immediately available by hospital staff.
Officials from the Texas Department of Transportation are helping local police with the accident investigation.
The news article really doesn’t give us many details to work with, but it’s really not too hard to imagine that one of these vehicles crossed into the lanes of oncoming traffic. If the truck turns out to be the one that crossed over, finding out why may be easier than some people think. The technology in these trucks have grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. In one particular instance, a trucking company had mounted driver-facing cameras and they captured a driver looking at girls on his phone as he sailed into the back of a sedan, killing the driver. We would have never known had we not looked. Additionally, trucks are outfitted with GPS, and other black-box like devices that allow us to have a very clear picture of what may have been happening in the truck at the time of the accident.
–Grossman Law Offices