• August 26, 2022

Man Killed in Truck Accident on US 84 in Lubbock County, TX

Lubbock County, TX -- May 24, 2022, a man was killed due to an accident where a commercial truck crashed and overturned off US 84.

Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 6:35 p.m. along US Highway 84 near mile marker 302.

Man Killed in Truck Accident on US 84 in Lubbock County, TX

Investigators said that a 48-year-old man was in a Peterbilt semi-truck traveling eastbound along US 84. For reasons unconfirmed, the truck lost control on wet roads, causing it to run off-road where it then overturned.

Due to the crash, the man driving the truck was killed. At this time, no further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Fatal Truck Accident on US 84 in Lubbock County

With truck rollovers like this, it's easy for folks to jump to conclusions and just assume the driver was going too fast for the poor weather conditions. That is pretty likely, but failing to consider other possible factors would only be a disservice to the victims and families involved.

For example, something I rarely see authorities address is the condition of the truck after a rollover. There's an unfortunate issue in the industry where manufacturers fail to build trucks to withstand what should be relatively moderate crashes. As a result, the driver's cabin caves in too easily, and drivers that could have walked away from the crash end up seriously or fatally injured. Could it be something like that happened here? Is anyone even bothering to ask these questions?

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