Longview, TX — At least one person was hospitalized following an accident with a semi-truck in Longview, Texas, on Monday, July 13, 2015. The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 80 and McKay Drive.
Local sources say that a semi-truck was headed east on Highway 80 and had slowed to make a right-hand turn on McKay when it collided with a minivan.
Three people were inside the van at the time, and one of them was taken to the hospital. The names of those involved, and the extent of their injuries is unknown.
What caused the accident is currently being investigated.
Scene of the Accident
View from the Road
The fact of the matter is, commercial trucking companies have a bad reputation of trying to push liability off of themselves and onto other parties anytime there’s an accident. I’m not saying that’s definitely going to happen here, I’m only saying that the possibility exists. With that in mind, anyone involved in an accident like this is going to want a complete and thorough investigation done of the scene. Evidence is what’s going to prove a case either way, and victims can’t forget that witnesses leave the scene, surveillance footage is deleted, and skid marks on the road wash away. You could say that things begin working against victims almost as soon as the accident happens. That means that they’re going to want to get that investigation rolling as soon as possible. Because police investigations don’t always go in-depth enough, and the investigation conducted by the trucking company will undoubtedly portray them in a positive light, a private investigation may be the way to go.
— Grossman Law Offices