• October 25, 2022

Virginia Man Killed in Truck Accident on I-70 in Effingham County, IL

Effingham County, IL -- October 21, 2022, a Virginia man was killed following an accident where a semi-truck overturned along I-70.

Authorities said that the crash took place at around 9:30 p.m. along I-70 westbound near mile marker 105.

Virginia Man Killed in Truck Accident on I-70 in Effingham County, IL

Investigators say that a 41-year-old Roanoke, Virginia man was in a semi-truck traveling along the interstate. The truck somehow ran off-road where it overturned.

The driver of the truck sustained fatal injuries due to the crash. It appears no one else was involved. At this time, investigations are ongoing.

Commentary on Fatal Truck Accident on I-70 in Effingham County

When it comes to a semi-truck accident like this, there are two important things to keep in mind. One is that single-vehicle wrecks, while often the result of driver error, are not always avoidable. They can occur due to anything from a medical emergency to a mechanical defect to some other reckless driver who left the scene.

Secondly, one must also consider that commercial truck rollovers in particular bring a unique challenge due to a common issue authorities tend to overlook: the structural integrity of the driver's cabin.

A lot of manufacturers continue to build trucks to the bare minimum standards. As a result, truck drivers can be seriously or fatally hurt in a crash where a higher quality truck would have protected them. Understanding why this happens and what can be done about it can be crucial for victims and families. I see no reason why this crash would be an exception.

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