Harvey Broussard Killed in 18-wheeler Accident in St. Landry Parish, LA
St. Landry Parish, LA -- September 16, 2022, Harvey Broussard was killed following an accident where an 18-wheeler overturned.
Authorities said that the incident took place at around 10:15 a.m. along I-49 near mile marker 30.
According to officials, 60-year-old Harvey Broussard was in an 18-wheeler traveling along the interstate. The truck somehow lost control and ran off-road. There, the truck then overturned.
As a result of the crash, Broussard sustained fatal injuries.
Commentary on Harvey Broussard 18-wheeler Accident in St. Landry Parish
With a crash like this, it's obviously important to find out what led to the crash. That said, there is another potential factor which authorities tend to overlook. Put simply, truck rollovers sometimes become fatal when they should have been survivable.
A lot of trucks out there simply aren't build to handle trucks which they should be able to withstand. Unfortunately, many manufacturer would rather penny pinch and pass the cost on to their customers--the cost being hard working drivers dying or being seriously hurt due to these shortcuts. While I can't say if that happened here or not, understanding this possible factor can be crucial for any family affected by a tragedy like this one.