• June 28, 2022

Two Injured when Truck Carrying Bees Overturns on I-80 in Summit County, UT

Summit County, UT — June 27, 2022, two people were injured by beestings after a semi-truck hauling beehives overturned in Summit County.

According to reports the incident happened Monday along eastbound Interstate 80 near mile marker 149, east of U.S. Highway 40. Preliminary investigation suggests the truck was headed east on the highway when the driver lost control for unknown reasons. The truck overturned and spilled its cargo of over 200 beehives, creating a swarm of bees in the immediate area.

The truck driver and passenger were transported to an area hospital for treatment of numerous beestings and minor injuries sustained in the crash.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Bee Truck Crash on I-80 in Summit County

Strip away the unusual nature of the truck's cargo and that a swarm of angry bees caused many of the injuries and the story becomes pretty familiar: Two people were hurt because a commercial truck crashed. As always, the circumstances of such an accident need to be carefully investigated and the whole story learned.

Right now reports can't really say what happened--or more accurately why it happened. It's one thing to know that a truck overturned on the road, but it's another entirely to understand the reason for that. How'd the driver lose control? Were they distracted? Did they fall asleep? Did they have some kind of medical episode? Was the truck in good condition? What were weather and traffic like in the area? Was there debris or water in the road? Additionally, why was the passenger in the truck at the time? Were they a coworker, or just someone along for the ride?

Two Injured when Truck Carrying Bees Overturns on I-80 in Summit County, UT

Questions like those aren't about complicating things or pointing fingers. It's just important to investigate all the possible variables carefully--mostly to be sure the crash's facts are known, but also because those facts are usually needed to get victims the help they deserve. Finding out why the passenger was in the truck is part of that since it could affect the ways in which they seek assistance.

It often takes more than police or news reports to get to the bottom of a crash, which is why I typically suggest independent investigators with the time, tools, and training to look much closer than law enforcement generally does. With the evidence they find, victims and families whose lives are affected by these accidents are better able to get back on their feet. The bees may have to fend for themselves, though.

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