Driver Injured in Box Truck Accident on US 231 in Crockery Township, MI
Crockery Township, MI -- April 8, 2022, one person was injured due to an accident where a box truck crashed with an SUV along US 231.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 1:30 p.m. along US 231 at Cleveland Street.
According to officials, an SUV traveling through the intersection, according to witnesses, went through a red light. Doing so, a Freightliner box truck crashed into the SUV.
The SUV driver was taken to a hospital. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.
Commentary on Box Truck Accident on US 231 in Crockery Township
The witness statements apparently saying the SUV ran a light is more than a little concerning. However, there are a few things to keep in mind. I have handled hundreds of commercial vehicle accidents, and many of them included similar claims which evidence showed to be false or to be due to extenuating circumstances. There can also be other circumstances changing things, such as a recent crash in which a woman ran a red light, but the truck that hit her was going 20 MPH over the speed limit. Or, it's entirely possible that investigations confirm exactly what witnesses said. The point is that folks can't go jumping to conclusions based solely on a preliminary news report. Getting people the help they need means ensuring that the facts speak for themselves.