• October 27, 2022

William Gorman Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident in Pleasants County, WV

Pleasants County, WV -- October 25, 2022, William Gorman was killed after an accident where a tractor-trailer crashed along the highway.

Investigations said that the incident happened along Highway 16 near God's Glory Church at around 4:15 p.m.

William Gorman Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident in Pleasants County, WV

It appears that 54-year-old William D. Gorman was in a tractor-trailer driving northbound on the highway. Somehow, the truck lost control, causing it to crash and overturn on its side.

Gorman was pronounced deceased by officials. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.

Commentary on William Gorman Tractor-Trailer Accident in Pleasants County

Something I talk about a lot on this blog is the importance of being thorough with single-vehicle accidents. Folks are quick to just assume the driver did something wrong, but there are all kinds of possible reasons a vehicle can lose control without the driver being able to avoid it. Not only is a tractor-trailer crash not an exception, it's usually even more complex than a typical car wreck.

For example, one thing to consider is mechanical issues. These are complex machines driven far more than the average car, and they have companies in charge of maintaining them. There are plenty of ways something can go wrong, yet authorities very rarely look into these possibilities. As such, if they aren't doing so here, perhaps that's a sign the crash would be better off in the hands of independent professionals.

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