Jennifer Shannon, 45, of Lubbock, was transported to UMC Tuesday after a semi truck caused a crash on FM 179 south of Shallowater. The crash happened near the intersection of FM 179 and CR 6400 (Urusline St.). DPS said the driver of the semi truck failed to yeild right of way to Shannon, which caused Shannon’s Ford Expedition to roll several times. The crash happened just after 11 a.m. Randy Alexander, 68 of Sundown—the driver of the semi truck—was not injured.
Crashes involving semi trucks often involve serious injuries due to the size of the vehicles involved. It is important to consult an attorney very soon after the crash because valuable evidence needs to be preserved, like driver cell phone data, vehicle “black box” data, and the general condition of the vehicles. Semi truck drivers are professional drivers that are held to a higher standard of care that ordinary drivers. You can read more about semi truck crash cases here.