• July 20, 2022

Tyler Goolsby Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident in Selma, AL

Selma, AL -- July 18, 2022, Tyler Goolsby was killed due to an accident where his vehicle and a truck collided on the highway.

Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 3:30 p.m. on US Highway 80 west of town.

Initial reports said that 28-year-old Tyler Goolsby was in a GMC Enboy traveling along the highway. Somehow, his vehicle and a tractor-trailer collided.

Due to the collision, Goolsby sustained fatal injuries. No other injuries were reported. Police claim Goolsby had not been wearing a seatbelt. Right now, additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on Tyler Goolsby Truck Accident in Selma

With a crash this serious, experience immediately makes me concerned it's not getting the attention it deserves. For one, reports say the victim "struck a Freightliner," which often leads people to believe the driver screwed up. That's possible, considering things like distraction and speeding are incredibly common. But there can also be situations like one a co-worker of mine was involved in a while back where a dump truck cut him off on the interstate from a construction zone going about 10 miles per hour in a rain storm. His vehicle "struck the truck," but would he be responsible? Of course not. That's why it's so improtant to actually know the facts.

The other thing that stood out is police claim the victim wasn't wearing a seatbelt. That, too, can happen. But what folks don't realize is just how often police say that without actually knowing it to be true. For example, when someone is ejected from a vehicle, they almost always say that person hadn't been wearing a seatbelt. Yet statistically, a lot of people wear their seatbelts. That math simply doesn't add up. So what's the deal? Well, seatbelt failures, seatback failures, seat assembly failures, and other defects are far more common that people realize, yet authorities rarely consider them. Could it be they're overlooking those possibilities here, as well?

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