• February 01, 2022

Michael Bolduc Killed in 18-Wheeler Accident on Clarkwood Rd in Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi, TX -- December 20, 2021, 37-year-old truck driver Michael Bolduc was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Clarkwood Road in Nueces County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 9:30 a.m. on Clarkwood (FM 2292) near County Road 36. Preliminary investigation suggests Bolduc was driving an Isuzu NRR truck with a flatbed trailer attached south on the roadway when he entered a slight curve. The truck reportedly drifted onto the grassy shoulder and Bolduc over-corrected, causing the vehicle to slide sideways before it overturned into a drainage culvert and hit a low decorative wall outside a nearby property. The truck came to a stop upside-down and a tank attached to the flatbed trailer detached after the rollover.

Bolduc suffered fatal injuries in the crash. No other injuries were reported.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Michael Bolduc Accident on Clarkwood Road in Corpus Christi

After reading reports people may be tempted to jump to some conclusions and assume the driver in this crash made some kind of error, like looking at his phone or falling asleep at the wheel. It appears from the crash occurred in a gradual curve, and some might say the truck was speeding or the driver somehow misjudged his steering.

Any or none of those factors could be behind this accident, and each must be investigated in its turn while trying to learn more. Unless evidence of one or more is found, though, none can be taken for granted just because they are common issues in similar accidents. Closer analysis could find details that completely change the story.

For all anyone knows at this point, the truck actually lost control and crossed over after hitting a bad patch of road, or maybe because its cargo shifted significantly on its trailer (which may mean whoever loaded or secured it initially bears some responsibility for the damage done). It could even have happened because of something rare but just as serious, like a medical issue suffered by the driver or a mechanical problem in the truck itself. Vehicles (and people) break down every day, sometimes with devastating consequences.

Michael Bolduc Killed in 18-Wheeler Accident on Clarkwood Rd in Corpus Christi, TX

I'm not saying the incident in Nueces County will necessarily be particularly complex once investigators have assembled a full picture of events. I just know from long experience in this field that one way or another crashes are rarely as simple as they seem. That's why I suggest taking commercial wrecks and the injuries they cause seriously and conducting careful investigations. At the very least it's important to ensure those affected by it get every available answer about what happened.


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