Two Injured in Truck Accident on Roth Bridge in Saint Georges, DE
Saint Georges, DE -- October 30, 2022, two people were killed after an accident where multiple cars and a semi crashed on the Roth Bridge.
Authorities said that the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m. along the William V Roth Jr. bridge. Details suggest that a semi-truck going along the southbound lanes of Route 1 was "struggling to get up the bridge." The truck driver was said to have turned on their hazards, but a Hyundai Elantra crashed into the slow-moving truck. Some time after this, a Toyota then hit the back of the truck.
The Toyota caught fire due to the crash. Two people from that vehicle sustained fatal injuries as a result. One person was taken from the scene to an area hospital. At this time, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Truck Accident on Roth Bridge in Saint Georges
Something that stands out to me is details suggesting the truck turned on its hazards. I certainly hope that's true. A slow-moving truck on a major bridge is very dangerous, and any reasonably prudent truck driver would know this. But I can't help wondering how two drivers could fail to see a truck's emergency lights in time to move over. Inattentive driving is obviously common, but in my experience, one doesn't typically see multiple vehicles hit a truck in this way unless there was some reason the truck was less visible than it should have been.
If nothing else, details like that warrant further attention from professional accident reconstructionists. Maybe this was just an awful set of coincidences, but I learned long ago that when it seems like the initial reports are missing something, they probably are. The lives of two people should at least warrant some effort to ensure their loved ones are getting the whole story.