Kenneth Scott, Takoiya Flowers, Gary Plaster Killed in Truck Accident in North Little Rock, AR
North Little Rock, AR -- August 13, 2022, Kenneth Scott, Takoiya Flowers, and Gary Plaster were killed due to an accident where.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 2:46 a.m. along I-430 at the river bridge. It appears that 53-year-old Kenneth Scott, 34-year-old Takoiya Flowers, and 52-year-old Gary Plaster were all in the roadway due to a disabled vehicle.
While they were in the roadway, a semi-truck crashed into the disabled vehicle, hitting two of the victims as well who were outside the vehicle. As a result of the collision, Scott, Flowers, and Plaster all sustained fatal injuries. The truck driver reportedly escaped injury.
At this time, no further information is available.
Commentary on Kenneth Scott, Takoiya Flowers, Gary Plaster Truck Accident in North Little Rock
When some people read this, they may simply read it as a truck plowing down a group of unsuspecting motorists. That may be technically true, but it's not clear right now whether or not the truck driver could have avoided the collision. People out on a dark interstate may not be visible until it's too late to avoid them, tragic as the consequences may be. That said, it's possible the crash was entirely avoidable, but something prevented the truck driver from doing so.
A while back, for example, I had a family come to me about a similar crash involving a disabled vehicle. While the trucking company involved said the car simply wasn't visible, we dug up evidence that contradicted this. In fact, that evidence was video footage from the truck showing two shocking details. One was that the victim's hazard lights were visible almost a mile down the road. The other detail was footage inside the cabin showing the truck driver watching shows on his tablet. It wasn't the darkness or the dangerous placement of the victim's car that caused the crash; it as negligence, plain and simple.
Maybe nothing like that example happened here, but there's something worth considering. Two people were able to see the disabled vehicle and stop to help. So why were they able to avoid hitting the disabled vehicle, but the truck driver wasn't? Was it sheer luck, or could it be the truck driver was doing something the victims didn't which led to them failing to avoid an avoidable collision? Getting answers there is undeniably crucial for the families going through unimaginable hardship. Hopefully experienced professionals are handling things and making sure nothing important slips through the cracks.