• July 14, 2022

Russell Shelton Injured in 18-wheeler Accident in Todd County, KY

Todd County, KY -- July 13, 2022, Russell Shelton was injured due to an accident where an 18-wheeler crashed off the highway.

Investigators reported that the crash took place Wednesday afternoon along US Highway 68 at Tress Shop Road.

According to officials, Russell Shelton was in an 18-wheeler traveling along the highway when it went off-road and crashed through a retaining wall.

Shelton was taken to a hospital with injuries of unspecified severity. Right now, specific factors surrounding the crash are unavailable.

Commentary on Russell Shelton 18-wheeler Accident in Todd County

Russell Shelton Injured in 18-wheeler Accident in Todd County, KY

While it seems like the most likely explanation here is that a driver was going around a curve too fast, it's important to ensure even less likely possible factors get attention. For all we know, this was the result of something like a cargo shift, a tire failure, mechanical defects, poor training, over-working drivers, some other reckless driver that left the scene, etc. Even the authorities can be quick to jump to conclusions. That's why getting folks the help they deserve is usually a matter of ensuring independent professionals look into the details as soon as possible.


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