Two Injured in Dump Truck Accident on Sissonville Drive in Kanawha County, WV
Kanawha County, WV -- June 7, 2022, two people were injured after an accident where an SUV and a dump truck collided on Sissonville Drive.
Investigators reported that the crash took place Tuesday afternoon in the area of Sissonville Drive and Edens Fork Road.
Officials did not specify exactly what led to the crash. They said only that a dump truck and an SUV crossed paths and collided. This sent both drivers to the hospital with unspecified injuries.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Dump Truck Accident on Sissonville Drive in Kanawha County
It's not clear what exactly happened here, but that's not entirely unusual after a serious commercial truck wreck. The authorities rarely have the full picture so soon after the crash, but it's even possible they aren't able to truly give the crash the attention it deserves. That's why it's often best to ensure there are thorough independent investigations surrounding a commercial truck wreck to ensure the victims are getting all the facts.
For example, I handled a situation a while back where, according to police, a driver crossed the center line and hit an 18-wheeler head on. That's all anyone knew for a while, but the independent investigations we conducted showed that police got the facts wrong.
What actually happened was the truck crossed the center line, and the victim swerved left to avoid it. The 18-wheeler then veered back into its original lane where the collision occurred. Apparently, the police department in that case left the crash in the hands of an inexperienced officer, then didn't even give him the tools he needed to do the job in the first place. Naturally, intricate and complex pieces of evidence slipped through the cracks, and the true story almost never saw the light of day.
Now, I'm not saying anything so extreme happened here. I simply have seen too many similar examples to wait around for police reports. Sometimes, independent investigations confirm what they already know. Other times, they reveal details authorities overlooked. One way or the other, taking steps to make sure nothing important goes overlooked should be a goal everyone can get behind.