• August 15, 2022

Webster Joseph Killed in Semi-Truck Accident in Sumter County, AL

Sumter County, AL -- August 10, 2022, Webster Joseph was killed after an accident where two commercial trucks collided.

Authorities reported that the crash took place along I-59 just north of York. Right now, the cause of the crash remains unclear. It appears that 37-year-old Webster Joseph was in a Freightliner tractor-trailer which somehow "hit" an International tractor-trailer.

Due to the collision, Joseph sustained fatal injuries. No other injuries were reported. The factors surrounding the crash remain under investigation at this time.

Commentary on Webster Joseph Semi-Truck Accident in Sumter County

Something I try to remind people about is to not put meaning where there isn't any evidence. What do I mean by that? Well, a lot of reports describe a crash like this, saying someone "hit" another vehicle, and they assume that means the victim is at fault. But the description is neutral without any context.

Webster Joseph Killed in Semi-Truck Accident in Sumter County, AL

Take for example a crash a while back I was looking into where someone "hit" the back of an 18-wheeler. People just assumed the victim was speeding or on their phone. Weeks later, though, it came to light that the 18-wheeler came off the shoulder without its lights on. The victim "hit" the 18-wheeler, but would any reasonable person blame them? Of course not.

I certainly don't want to suggest something like that happened here. My point is simply that we don't know what happened here. There's a family out there in need of answers, and they're not going to get answers from people jumping to conclusions. That's why there needs to be thorough independent investigations here to ensure they know they're getting the truth.


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