Driver Injured in Truck Accident on Road 16 in Madera County, CA
Madera County, CA -- September 13, 2022, a driver sustained injuries due to an accident where a cement truck overturned on Road 16.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 7:00 a.m. along Road 16 near Avenue 14. It appears that a cement truck was going along Road 16 when the truck somehow lost control. This resulted in the truck overturning. EMS transported the truck driver to a hospital with reportedly serious injuries. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Cement Truck Accident on Road 16 in Madera
It's not my place to speculate about what caused this crash, but I do have one concern from these reports: did the injuries really need to be so severe?
This obviously could have been a serious crash, and it's possible there were little to no safety precautions anyone could have taken to avoid these injuries once that truck started to roll. However, it's a little-discussed issue in the trucking industry that a lot of manufacturers knowingly build trucks such that they collapse far too easily during a rollover, causing drivers to be more seriously injured than they would have been in a safer truck from a more responsible manufacturer.
Did something like that contribute to this crash? Understanding the problem could help those involved here ask the right questions to get the answers they need.