• September 20, 2022

Driver Injured in Semi-Truck Rollover Accident on I-77 in Jackson County, WV

Jackson County, WV -- September 19, 2022, one person was injured after an accident where a truck crashed and overturned on I-77.

Jackson County, WV Semi-Truck Rollover Accident Injures 1 on I-77

Authorities responded to the area of northbound I-77 in Ravenswood. According to officials, a tractor-trailer was traveling along the interstate when the tractor-trailer lost control and overturned. Due to this, the driver was flown to a hospital. No other details about the crash are available at this time.

Commentary on Tractor-Trailer Accident on I-77 in Jackson County

Single-vehicle wrecks like this can always be complex since it's not always as simple as someone just falling asleep or being on their phone. But beyond that, there's also the concern of how the victim's injuries occurred exactly. It's not always the same as what caused the crash.

Something authorities rarely look into is the condition of the truck cabin. Too many manufacturers continue to build trucks which can't withstand what should be relatively minor rollovers. As a result, truck drivers are seriously hurt or killed in situations where drivers in higher quality trucks would be okay, more or less. This is something manufacturers can and should be held accountable for when possible. Could this be one of those situations?

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