Jeremy Combs Injured in Truck Accident in Barton County, KS
Barton County, KS -- November 23, 2022, Jeremy Combs was injured after an accident where Combs's vehicle crashed with a semi-trailer.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 5:00 a.m. along NE 20th Road. Officials said that 37-year-old Jeremy Combs was in a pickup traveling along the road during "heavy fog," authorities say. In that fog, it appears Combs swerved to avoid something in the road, causing his vehicle to crash into a tractor-trailer parked along the roadway.
Due to the collision, Combs sustained injuries said to be non-life-threatening. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.
Commentary on Jeremy Combs Truck Accident in Barton County
Folks may just see that this happened in foggy weather and chalk all of this up as unavoidable. Maybe that's true, but there are some vital questions that need to be answered.
What exactly did the victim swerve to avoid, and why was it there? Where was the truck parked? Was it well and safely off the roadway, or was it blocking a lane of travel? Did it have lights, hazards, or visibility cones or flares to warn approaching motorists?
These may be details the news simply didn't feel the need to include, but they're about as vital as it gets when someone is hurt in a truck wreck. Perhaps more thorough independent investigations could shed light on just how significant a role the fog really played compared to other potential factors.