• November 17, 2022

Bradley E. Skaggs Killed in Tow Truck Accident in Joplin, MO

Joplin, MO -- November 15, 2022, Bradley E. Skaggs was killed following an accident where a tow truck crashed and overturned.

Bradley E. Skaggs Killed in Tow Truck Accident in Joplin, MO

Investigators were called to the area of I-44 and Range Line Road at around 9:20 a.m. It appears that 18-year-old Bradley E. Skaggs was in a tow truck traveling along the interstate. Somehow, the truck lost control and ran off-road. There, the truck then overturned.

Newton County officials say Skaggs sustained fatal injuries in the crash. No one else was said to be involved. Investigations are ongoing.

Commentary on Bradley E. Skaggs Tow Truck Accident in Joplin

A big concern I have with crashes like this is the age of the victim. That's not to say I'm suspecting the driver did something wrong due to inexperience; on the contrary, I push back against such hasty assumptions on this blog all the time. People see a teen driver and automatically assume they must have done something wrong. While statistically likely, statistics don't get a victim's loved ones the answers they deserve.

Single-vehicle accidents can happen for all kinds of reasons, both within and beyond a driver's control. Commercial trucks are even more complex in that regard. That's why folks should avoid jumping to conclusions and instead keep in mind that it's likely going to take thorough independent investigations to ensure nothing important slips through the cracks. It's the least anyone can do for a family losing their child.

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