Driver Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on MLK Jr. Boulevard in Marshall, TX
Marshall, TX -- September 16, 2022, one person was injured as the result of an accident where an 18-wheeler overturned on MLK Jr. Boulevard.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 7:00 a.m. along Loop 390/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Houston Street.
It appears that a 49-year-old man was in a Freightliner 18-wheeler traveling along MLK. Possibly due to the driver "passing out," the vehicle drifted off-road and overturned along the shoulder.
Details suggest the driver had incapacitating injuries following the crash. No further information is available at this.
Commentary on 18-wheeler Rollover Accident MLK Jr. Blvd. Marshall
While police believe the driver "passing out" may have led to the crash, that doesn't make all of this open-and-shut. Anytime a truck rolls over, it's important to look into one crucial detail: Why was the driver so seriously hurt?
As odd as that may sound, the reality is rollovers like this aren't always that serious--or at least they don't need to be. The problem is that some manufacturers continue to build trucks such that they fail to protect a driver during would should be a relatively minor accident. As a result, drivers are seriously hurt and even killed when they should be more or less okay.
Maybe that didn't contribute to this particular crash, but it's important folks have an understanding of these possibilities since it's something authorities tend to overlook.