Jorge Hernandez Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident in Montgomery County, MO
Montgomery County, MO -- August 22, 2022, Jorge Hernandez was injured after an accident where a tractor-trailer crashed on the interstate.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 11:30 a.m. on I-70 at mile marker 166.
Authorities reported that 51-year-old Jorge Hernandez was in a tractor-trailer traveling eastbound on I-70. A tire blew out, causing the truck to run off-road where it hit trees and overturned.
Hernandez sustained injuries due to the crash. Right now, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Jorge Hernandez Tractor-Trailer Accident in Montgomery County
Folks tend to assume that tire blowouts are simple and unpredictable. Something popped the tire, so there's not really anything that can be done. That's often true, but not always. There are two other possibilities which need attention.
One is a lack of maintenance. That's not even necessarily to say the truck driver skipped on replacing tires. Some drivers are forced to operate hazardous equipment because they have negligent employers that would rather save a couple of bucks then ensure their own drivers are safe.
Secondly, while relatively uncommon, this can also be the result of a defective tire. Manufacturers shipping hazardous products can make them liable for resulting crashes, but bringing those issues to light can also be crucial for preventing future accidents.
Quite frankly, authorities don't often look into these possibilities on their own. That's why getting independent accident reconstructionists to look into a crash can be crucial for getting folks the help they need. I see no reason why this crash would be an exception to that.