Two Injured in 18-wheeler Rollover Accident on I-10 in Culberson County, TX
Culberson County, TX -- July 29, 2022, two people were injured due to an accident where an 18-wheeler overturned along I-10.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 2:00 p.m. along I-10 near mile marker 146.
According to officials, a 45-year-old Syracuse, New York man was driving a Freightliner tractor-trailer westbound along the interstate. Possibly due to high winds, the tractor-trailer veered off-road where it then overturned.
A 24-year-old man in the truck had non-incapacitating injuries while reports say that a 40-year-old man in the truck had incapacitating injuries. No further information about the crash is available at this time.
Commentary on 18-wheeler Rollover Accident on I-10 in Culberson County
While it's obviously important to consider the factors leading to a crash, it's also important to consider how someone's injuries occurred. The answers don't always line up like folks may think.
For example, rollovers can be unique due to a common issue with the structural integrity of many modern trucks. A lot of manufacturers continue to build trucks without considering how well the cabins will withstand a rollover. As a result, people can be seriously hurt in a crash that would be relatively minor in another better-made truck.
Could it be something like that happened here? I certainly can't say, but that's why independent investigations are so important for getting folks the help they need.