• June 23, 2022

Cabot, Arkansas Man Injured in Truck Accident on I-30 in Franklin County, TX

Franklin County, TX -- June 4, 2022, an Arkansas man was injured after an accident where a truck crashed with a disabled truck on I-30.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 4:16 a.m. along I-30 at mile marker 148.

Officials said that a 63-year-old Cabot, Arkansas man was in a Kenworth tractor-trailer traveling eastbound on the interstate. Ahead, another tractor trailer was disabled and partially blocking the right hand lane. The Arkansas man's truck crashed into the disabled trailer.

Due to the crash, the Arkansas man had incapacitating injuries. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.

Commentary on Tractor-Trailer Accident on I-30 in Franklin County

At 4:00 a.m. in this part of the state, the roads are likely going to be extremely dark. That's why it bothers me that reports don't mention what visibility equipment, if any, the disabled truck had on them.

Cabot, Arkansas Man Injured in Truck Accident on I-30 in Franklin County, TX

A while back, I had this case where a truck broke down on the highway. Despite several minutes passing, the truck driver made no effort to put out cones or flares, and someone rear-ended the trailer. On top of that, we found that the mechanical issue wasn't out of nowhere; it was the direct result of neglected maintenance. And the issue didn't even prevent the driver from continuing to drive until they could park safely off the highway. The driver simply panicked due to the noise and stopped right away, creating a 40 ton death trap on a busy highway.

While I can't say if anything like that happened here, folks tend to jump to conclusions when someone hits a stationary vehicle. The details I'm seeing here, though, could just about every factor that could make it the exception to those assumptions. Are proper steps being taken to ensure all the factors contributing to this crash are clear?


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