• October 04, 2022

Nathan Eberly Killed in Crash with Big Rig on Sullivan Ave in South Windsor, CT

South Windsor, CT — September 30, 2022, 24-year-old Nathan Eberly died in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Sullivan Avenue in South Windsor.

Authorities say the incident happened around 3:30 a.m. near Sullivan and Rye Street. Preliminary investigation suggests Eberly was riding a motorcycle home after work when he collided under unknown circumstances with an 18-wheeler near the intersection.

Eberly was fatally injured in the crash. No other injuries were reported.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Nathan Eberly Accident in South Windsor

There isn't a lot of clear information yet about how exactly this crash happened or what caused it. Since so many details are still missing, it's best not to try and fill in the blanks with speculation. Instead, only clear facts found through careful investigation should ultimately tell the story.

Of course that should be true after any wreck, but I've found over the years that crashes involving motorcycles and commercial trucks often have a need for even tighter scrutiny. Motorcyclists unfortunately get short-changed by the public and investigators, since many people tend to regard them as reckless daredevils by default. As for big rigs, even when trucker carelessness causes a crash the company behind that truck and driver is likely to do anything it can to deflect blame elsewhere. That effort is sometimes easier in crashes with motorcycles due to the biases I mentioned.

Put those issues together and this crash clearly needs close attention. Unfortunately police don't always have the time or resources to really provide that, so I often suggest independent investigations by experienced professionals to ensure the truth is found. Whatever is learned, those affected deserve to know that no stone was left unturned to find answers. Anything beyond that would depend on what those answers turn out to be.

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