Bahadur Singh Killed in 18-wheeler Accident in Oldham County, TX
Oldham County, TX -- April 23, 2022, Bahadur Singh was killed due to an accident where an 18-wheeler overturned off the side of the interstate.
Authorities say that the crash took place are around 8:00 a.m. along I-40 just east of Adrian.
According to officials, there were high winds at the time of the accident. 34-year-old Bahadur Singh was reportedly in an 18-wheeler traveling eastbound on the interstate. The wind picked up, reportedly causing the tractor-trailer to lift up, then land and lose control. The 18-wheeler ran onto the median where it overturned, ejecting Singh.
Due to the crash, Singh succumbed to fatal injuries. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.
Commentary on Bahadur Singh 18-wheeler Accident in Oldham County
When crashes involve weather events like this, my concern is that authorities won't give them the attention they deserve. Maybe this was all just some unavoidable tragedy, but there could be more to the story. What if, for example, the victim's seatbelt failed due to a defect? What if the wind actually caused a cargo shift because some company loaded the trailer improperly? What if an employer failing to repair its vehicles and forcing drivers to operate shoddy equipment contributed to the crash? Even if something seems unlikely, a grieving family should at least know they're getting the full story. It's unclear if anyone is taking the steps to ensure that happens here.