• April 14, 2022

Gustine Man Injured in 18-wheeler Rollover Accident on FM 1702 in Comanche County, TX

Comanche County, TX -- February 27, 2022, one person was injured due to an accident where an 18-wheeler overturned along FM 1702.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 1:50 p.m. along FM 1702 near FM 591.

According to reports, officials said that a 54-year-old Gustine man was in a Kenworth tractor-trailer going southbound along FM 1702. Somehow, the vehicle ran off the side of the road where it overturned.

The driver had non-incapacitating injuries. There are investigations into the truck's suspension possibly having issues. No further information is available.

Commentary on Gustine Man 18-wheeler Accident on Fm 1702 in Comanche County

Gustine Man 18-wheeler Rollover Accident FM 1702 Comanche County, TX

It's possible this was something common like distraction or speeding, but the possibility of mechanical issues can make things rather complex. It's not all that common for mechanical issues to cause crashes like this, but it can happen. What makes that particularly concerning is that some drivers aren't in charge of their maintenance; their employers are. Many companies out there do whatever it takes to trim the fat, and that often means putting off crucial repairs. That's a good way to put hard working, unsuspecting truck drivers in harm's way. Is that something that authorities looked into here, or will more thorough independent investigations bring new information to light?

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