• August 04, 2022

Box Truck Driver Killed in Overturn Crash on Route 20 in Iron County, UT

Iron County, UT — August 3, 2022, a 24-year-old box truck driver died in a rollover accident on State Route 20 in Iron County.

According to reports the incident happened around 6:20 a.m. on Route 20 east of Interstate 15. Preliminary investigation suggest the box truck was headed west when it drifted off the right side of the road for unknown reasons. The driver over-corrected left and the truck overturned on its side.

The driver, allegedly not wearing a seat belt at the time, was ejected and suffered fatal injuries.

The crash and its cause remain under investigation. No further information is currently available.

Box Truck Driver Killed in Overturn Crash on Route 20 in Iron County, UT

Commentary on Box Truck Accident on Rt 20 in Iron County

There's often more to a single-vehicle truck accident than people think. The common opinion is that most solo wrecks are the driver's fault for one reason or another: Texting, falling asleep, speeding, or other reckless behavior are often blamed by "armchair detectives." However, assuming that is unfair to the victims as plenty of other factors--things out of their control--could have played parts as well. Poor road conditions could have sent the truck off-course to start with, for example, or it could have blown a tire. Those and other external factors cause crashes every day and can't be dismissed.

There's also the question of whether the truck really had to overturn or whether that was also avoidable. People don't always realize that some commercial truck accidents are far worse than they realistically have to be due to poor truck design that the industry refuses to improve upon. Click the image below to learn more.

Because this is a legal blog people sometimes think I'm just looking for as many "bad guys" as possible to sue, but that's never the real point. A man died while doing his job; further investigation might show he just made a momentary but costly mistake, but it could also show his fatal injuries were due to someone else's negligence. If that's true then they should be held accountable for their part in what happened and a family's terrible loss.

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