• December 28, 2022

Dora Schweiger Injured in Truck Accident on M-57 in Kent County, MI

Kent County, MI — December 23, 2022, USPS driver Dora Schweiger was seriously injured when her mail truck collided with a tractor-trailer in Kent County.

Authorities say the incident happened Friday along M-57 near Shaner Avenue. Preliminary investigation suggests Schweiger was driving her route in a mail truck when she somehow collided head-on with a semi-truck headed the other way. The cause and circumstances of that crash aren't yet known.

Schweiger was seriously injured in the crash and was taken to an area hospital for treatment of numerous broken bones. No other injuries were reported.

The investigation continues but some sources mentioned wintry conditions and icy roads may have been factors in the collision.

No further information is currently available.

It's clearly much too early to say what happened here, let alone who or what is to blame. Winter weather and poor road conditions were mentioned as possible issues and I have no reason to doubt that (pictures of the scene show ice on the road), but I've mentioned now and then that weather itself often isn't the root cause of an accident--what people do in it is the issue.

That's not to say I know for a fact that either driver was reckless in Michigan, only that the temptation to just blame ice and call it a day should be resisted. A woman suffered devastating injuries while just trying to go about her work day, and I think that's more than enough reason to find out specifically how and why that occurred. Hopefully police efforts are enough to do so, but if they leave some blanks unfilled it may take another look from independent experts to get answers for the people who need and deserve them.

Dora Schweiger Injured in Truck Accident on M-57 in Kent County, MI
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