Michael Grice Killed in Truck Accident in Pulaski County, AR
Pulaski County, AR -- July 30, 2022, Michael Grice was killed due to an accident where a truck crashed into Grice's disabled vehicle.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 3:05 a.m. along I-440. It appears that 63-year-old Michael Grice was in a pickup traveling eastbound along the interstate. The vehicle reportedly broke down, coming to a stop in the middle traffic lane. There, a semi-truck crashed into Grice's vehicle.
Grice sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. Reports mentioned no other injuries. Investigations are ongoing at this time.
Commentary on Michael Grice Truck Accident in Pulaski County
There isn't much information about what happened here, but it's understandable that someone may not be able to avoid a disabled vehicle in the middle of an interstate while it's rainy and dark out. However, it's important to be thorough and to determine exactly how avoidable all of this really was.
I had a crash not long ago, for example, with details similar to these. The trucking company said the collision simply wasn't avoidable. However, we were able to go through the courts and demand video footage that the company was reluctant to hand over. We soon found out why.
The videos showed the dash cam footage as well as video from inside the driver's cab. It was clear from the dash cam that the victim's vehicle had its hazards on and was clearly visible nearly three-quarters of a mile down the road. So why didn't the truck move over or slow down? As shown in the video, he was too busy watching TV shows on his tablet. He looked up at the last second, but it was too late to avoid the collision.
Just to be clear, I don't bring this up to say something so egregious happened here. It's simply that initial reports rarely tell the whole story. Even seemingly straight-forward situations may involve complex issues that require further investigations. A crash where a man tragically loses his life isn't likely to be the exception to that.