• July 25, 2022

James Anthony Cormier Killed in 18-wheeler Accident in Crowley, LA

Crowley, LA -- July 24, 2022, James Anthony Cormier was killed due to an accident where an 18-wheeler crashed and overturned.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 8:00 a.m. along Highway 13.

According to officials, 62-year-old James Anthony Cormier was in an 18-wheeler traveling along the highway. Somehow, the truck ran off-road and hit a pole before then overturning.

Cormier succumbed to fatal injuries due to the crash. No one else appeared to be involved. Additional details remain under investigation.

Commentary on James Anthony Cormier Truck Accident in Crowley

There isn't a lot of information about what happened here, and obviously pinning down the exact cause of the crash is important. I find folks are quick to ignore tragedies like this because they just assume that the trucker got himself killed. That's certainly possible--in fact, it's quite common. But not only is it important to consider factors beyond the truck driver's control possibly leading to the crash, it's also important to find out why the crash was fatal. What do I mean by that?

Again, I don't know about the severity of this specific crash. But something that even authorities often overlook is that many truck accidents involving rollovers shouldn't be fatal. There is an all too persistent issue in the industry of trucking companies that essentially refuse to make their vehicles safer despite the technology being available and relatively affordable. As a result, truck drivers are protected only by what might was well be a tissue box. Overturning in many cases can be serious but entirely survivable, but the selfishness of some manufacturers out there might as well sentence truck drivers to death.

I certainly can't say if that's true here. Like I said, the severity of the crash could be such that it was bound to be fatal regardless of the quality of the truck's safety features. It's just that I don't think truck drivers get enough attention after deadly wrecks like this. They, too, deserve some chance to tell their side of the story. Considering the victim isn't around to do that here, it would be up to clear evidence to do that in his place.

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