Curtis Wesley Lyons Injured in Truck Fire Accident in Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, NC -- August 16, 2022, Curtis Wesley Lyons was injured after an accident which caused his truck to catch fire.
Investigators reported that the incident occurred along I-77 near the I-277/John Belk Freeway exit at around 7:30 a.m. According to their reports, Curtis Wesley Lyons was traveling along the northbound lanes of I-77. An unspecified incident occurred which resulted in Lyons's truck catch fire.
Due to the fire, Lyons reportedly had serious injuries and was taken to a hospital. No further information surrounding the crash is available at this time.
Commentary on Curtis Wesley Lyons Truck Fire Accident in Charlotte
As often as people like to call me "anti-trucker" due to my long career handling truck wreck cases, I seem to be the only one who ever talks about these kinds of truck accidents. Folks tend to see these as just some reckless trucker getting themselves hurt. Is that what happened here, or was the victim subject to factors beyond his control?
One thing to consider here is that the fire seems to be the most serious factor. Why did that fire start, and was that reasonable? Some things can cause fires that are perfectly logical--high speed impacts, for example. Other times, however, a fire like this can be the result of a truck manufacturer putting fuel tanks in a dangerous spot that leaves them unnecessarily exposed and at risk of bursting into flames. Did that happen here, and are investigators experienced in these subjects handling things? If not, there may need to be more thorough investigations to ensure the victim is getting the answers he deserves.