Jerome Reed Killed in Truck Accident in Buttonwillow, CA
Buttonwillow, CA -- October 20, 2022, Jerome Reed was killed following an accident where a truck crashed off the side of the road.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 10:00 a.m. along Lerdo Highway near Scaroni Avenue.
Officials said that 54-year-old Jerome Reed was in a cement truck traveling westbound along the highway. It appears a tire blew out, causing the truck to careen off-road where it crashed.
Reed went to the hospital with injuries said to be "major." At this time, no further information is available.
Commentary on Jerome Reed Truck Accident in Buttonwillow
When it comes to tire blowouts, folks don't really think about just how complex they can be. While often unavoidable, there are factors where someone can be responsible. For example, maintenance is a common issue that can lead to worn tires. That could be a driver's fault or their employer if the company fails to keep up with repairs.
And while less common, one must also consider the possibility of a manufacturing defect. Not only could that that be crucial for the victim in need of help, it could be an issue putting other lives at risk, as well. Unfortunately, that's not the sort of thing authorities tend to look into. With the proper tools and experience, important information can easily slip through the cracks. Understanding this can be crucial for getting folks the help they deserve. I see no reason why this crash would be the exception to that.