San Angelo Man Injured in Truck Accident on Highway 70 in Fisher County, TX
Fisher County, TX -- November 28, 2022, a San Angelo man was injured due to an accident where his semi-truck crashed off Highway 70.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 1:38 p.m. along Highway 70 near mile marker 320. A 49-year-old San Angelo man was in an International truck when one of the tires blew out. This caused the truck to lose control, and it ran off-road and rolled over.
The driver had injuries described as incapacitating. Reports mentioned no one else involved in the crash. They also gave no further information about the cause of the crash. That may not seem too necessary--the tire blew out. What more is there to know? Could be nothing, but it could be something police alone won't be able to look into.
Tire blowouts are often the result of things like debris puncturing the tire or perhaps poor maintenance, but there can also be unusual circumstances needing to be addressed. For example, manufacturing defects have caused serious wrecks in the past. Could it be something like that happened here? And what if this was a maintenance issue? I've seen situations where a hard-working truck driver is harmed because their employer forces them to drive vehicles in shoddy condition.
Put simply, distinguishing between these possibilities and the typical nail-in-the-road blowout requires special tools and training authorities aren't likely to have at their disposal. Were steps ever taken here to get the details in front of more experienced eyes?