• September 22, 2022

Hamilton Platt Killed in Crash with FedEx Truck on I-10 in Mobile, AL

UPDATE (September 23, 2022): Sources have identified the victim of this accident as 32-year-old Hamilton Platt.

Mobile, AL — September 21, 2022, one person died when an SUV allegedly rear-ended a FedEx truck on Interstate 10 in Mobile.

Authorities say the incident happened Wednesday along I-10. There aren't many details available yet about what happened, but reports indicate an SUV may have crashed into the back of a FedEx truck along the highway. After the impact one or both vehicles caught fire, but the flames were extinguished by firefighters.

One person was confirmed dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Hamilton Platt Accident on I-10 in Mobile

Clearly there's a lot of work still to be done here--not only to fill out the minimal narrative of what happened, but also to determine what or who was responsible for the accident.

Some may already have reached their own conclusions about that due to the common misconception that rear-end crashes are always the rear driver's fault. Fortunately the law is not so quick to jump to conclusions, so the specifics of the accident must be learned through careful investigation. But will police really take the time and care needed to account for all the possible factors? It's hard to say. Between limited resources, competing priorities, and understaffing, not every traffic accident gets the attention it deserves. Obviously that can be highly problematic for victims and families in search of answers and help after such accidents, which is why I often recommend that independent experts take another look.

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