Sheldon Fitzpatrick Injured in Semi-Trailer Accident in Kansas City, KS
Kansas City, KS -- November 28, 2022, Sheldon Fitzpatrick was injured following an accident where a tractor-trailer overturned off-road.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 5:15 p.m. along I-435 near Highway 32.
It appears that 64-yearold Sheldon L. Fitzpatrick was in a tractor-trailer traveling northbound along the interstate. While going on the exit for K-32, the truck somehow ran off-road where it then overturned into a ditch.
Due to the crash, Fitzpatrick sustained injuries said to be serious. It appears no one else was involved. Investigations are ongoing.
Commentary on Sheldon Fitzpatrick Semi-Trailer Accident in Kansas City
Folks tend to overlook rollovers like this because they just assume that the driver must have done something wrong. That's often how things go, but not always. There can be all kinds of unique factors to look into, but even those factors may not be the most important detail to consider. For example, any 18-wheeler rollover can raise concerns of a defective truck. If the truck caves in too easily, it could be a sign the vehicle was built poorly, and the manufacturer could be responsible for making serious what could have otherwise been a relatively minor crash. Maybe that didn't happen here, but it's the sort of thing that usually requires efforts independent of the police to look into thoroughly. I don't see why the events described here would be an exception to that.