Driver Injured in FedEx Truck Accident on I-57 in Salem, IL
Salem, IL -- August 8, 2022, one person was injured due to an accident where a FedEx truck and a tanker collided on I-57.
Investigators reported that the crash happened just before 11:30 a.m. It appears that a tanker truck was traveling along the northbound lanes of I-57 when it lost control. Reports say the truck may have experienced a "tire problem." The tanker then crashed with a FedEx truck.
Due to the collision, the tanker driver had to be flown from the scene for treatment. No further information about the crash is available at this time.
Commentary on Tanker Truck, FedEx Accident on I-57 in Salem
Saying the tanker had a "tire problem" doesn't really shed much light on what happened here. A nail popping the tire would be a problem. It would also be a problem if the tire failed due to a manufacturing defect. There's also the possibility there was something wrong with the wheel assembly rather than the tire itself.
One way or another, this isn't the sort of thing authorities are generally equipped to handle. That's why it may be best that independent accident reconstructionists look into things to make sure nothing unusual slips through the cracks.
While focused on single-vehicle wrecks, the article below can shed light on this subject more thoroughly for those looking to learn more.