• January 16, 2023

Asim Balcinovic Killed in Semi-Truck Accident in Darlington County, SC

Darlington County, SC -- January 14, 2023, Asim Balcinovic was killed as the result of an accident where his tractor-trailer crashed.

Preliminary details say that the crash happened at around 6:20 a.m. along I-20 in the area of mile marker 133. According to initial information in the news, 53-year-old Asim Balcinovic of Summerset, Texas, was in a tractor-trailer going eastbound along I-20. For reasons yet to be determined, the truck collided with a disabled vehicle along the side of the road. It then lost control and careened off-road where it hit a group of trees.

Due to the collision, Balcinovic sustained fatal injuries. It does not appear there were others involved. Additional details about the crash are currently unavailable.

Asim Balcinovic Killed in Semi-Truck Accident in Darlington County, SC

It's truly heart-wrenching to see when hard working truck drivers go so far from home to provide for their loved ones only for something to go horribly wrong and prevent them from making it back. I've seen crashes like this happen for just about any reason one could think of, from medical emergencies to cargo shifts to tire blowouts to other reckless drivers forcing trucks off the road.

Yet a lot of people may read the news and see only one vehicle was supposedly involved here, and that will be enough for them to just blame the victim and move on. Obviously, I wouldn't deny that things like distracted driving and speeding often cause serious accidents. But it would also be irresponsible—not to mention disrespectful—to just blame someone without knowing anything beyond a measly news report that barely says anything of substance.

So when I read these details, one very crucial question comes to my mind: Are the victim's loved ones getting the answers they deserve?


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