John Frederick Lattimer Injured in Truck Accident in Wallace County, KS
Wallace County, KS -- December 23, 2022, John Frederick Lattimer was injured after an accident where a truck lost control and crashed.
Details in the news said that the incident happened at around 2:30 p.m. along Highway 27, just outside of Sharon Springs. 39-year-old John Frederick Lattimer, of Caldwell, Texas, was said to be the driver of a semi-truck which was northbound on the highway.
The vehicle somehow lost control, causing it to careen off-road and back onto the road repeatedly, apparently hitting several objects in the process. Lattimer was taken to a hospital following the wreck, but further information about the crash or his conditions are unclear at this time.
What Causes a Single-Vehicle Truck Wreck?
I certainly can't speak to the specifics surrounding this crash without seeing the evidence for myself. But too often, I find people just assume the drivers in these situations did something wrong. Is that possible? Certainly--common, in fact. But there are other possibilities worth considering which drivers aren't always able to avoid. One, for example, is mechanical defects. They've caused many wrecks in the past, yet you'll rarely ever see it brought up in preliminary reports like these. Was it considered here, or would more thorough investigations show there's more to this story that authorities overlooked?