• September 15, 2022

Boise Man Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on I-15 in Pleasant View, UT

Pleasant View, UT -- September 13, 2022, a Boise man was injured due to an accident where a semi-truck hit his car on I-15.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 1:30 a.m. along I-15. Weber County officials said the events began after a Toyota Corolla driven north by a Boise man somehow crashed into the median divider, then cam to a stop along the right side of the road. Some time after this, a semi-truck did not slow down in time and crashed into the car.

The Boise man was taken to a hospital with injuries said to be critical. No other injuries were reported. At this time, investigations are ongoing.

Commentary on Boise Man Semi-Truck Accident on I-15 in Pleasant View

Folks may be quick to overlook a crash like this, but it's always important to consider things like timing and how avoidable the crash was. Obviously, there should be consideration for what caused the initial crash. It could be that the driver was doing something wrong or perhaps encountered an unusual and unavoidable factor. That said, the second collision with the semi truck should not be discounted without proper investigations.

Boise Man Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on I-15 in Pleasant View, UT

In all likelihood, the truck driver couldn't avoid the crash due either to timing or the fact it was dark out, and the victim's car may not have been facing in a direction that made its lights visible. However, there can be other situations like one I handled not long ago where the crash was entirely avoidable.

In that particular crash, a truck driver hit someone who was disabled on the highway, saying there was no way to see them. Thanks to our investigations and some court orders, though, video came to light which showed to important details. One was that the victim's car had its hazards on and was perfectly visible. The other factor was that the driver was watching TV shows on his tablet. While the car was in a dangerous place, it was the truck driver's failure to avoid a reasonably avoidable crash that ultimately harmed the victim.

Just to be clear, I don't bring that up to suggest it happened here. I just can't stand how often I come across crashes like this where authorities didn't even bother ensuring they knew the whole story. Perhaps further investigations here wouldn't reveal anything unusual or shocking, but it's important to let the evidence speak for itself.

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