• June 24, 2022

Passenger Injured in Big Rig Crash on I-59 in Etowah County, AL

Etowah County, AL — June 23, 2022, an 18-wheeler passenger was injured when the truck crashed along Interstate 59 in Etowah County.

According to reports the incident happened around 2:40 a.m. along southbound I-59 near mile marker 205 and the DeKalb County line. Preliminary investigation suggests a Kenworth truck was traveling on the roadway when the driver lost control for unknown reasons. The truck ran off the road and crashed.

The truck's passenger received serious non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital. The driver was reportedly unhurt.

The investigation continues. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Truck Accident on I-59 in Etowah County

When reading news reports about what happened in Alabama, I still have a number of questions that don't yet seem to have answers. How fast was the truck traveling? Why did the driver lose control? Was the driver awake, alert, and paying attention to the road? Did something go wrong with the truck itself? Was it in good repair?

Those are just a few of the many details that need to be resolved to understand the circumstances of the crash. There's also a bigger picture that has to be considered, including why the victim was in the big rig at the time. Was he employed by the same company as the driver? If so, was he actively engaged in his work duties at the time? Was he unaffiliated with the company and just along for the ride? Finding all that out may not seem of much consequence, but it can make a big difference when determining what kinds of help he can seek for his injuries.

Passenger Injured in Big Rig Crash on I-59 in Etowah County, AL

I'm not trying to overcomplicate things here. The fact is these wrecks are already complicated and people just don't realize it from a few oversimplified sentences in the news. One of this blog's main purposes is to shed light on those complexities and help victims and families get a better handle on what may need further attention after a serious crash. It's always best to be as prepared as possible.

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