BARREN COUNTY, KENTUCKY – 25-year-old Deandra Taylor was killed when his semi-truck overturned on Nobob Road.
According to reports, Taylor was traveling northbound on Nobob Road in a 2023 International truck when he left the right shoulder of the road for unknown reasons. Taylor then overcorrected, crossing both lanes of traffic, hitting an embankment, and overturning.
The accident occurred around 3:30 in the afternoon. Authorities announced Taylor dead at the scene of the crash. No further information was immediately available.
It will need to be determined if this truck’s lane assistance technology worked properly
Single-vehicle truck accidents are difficult because folks automatically assume the driver is entirely at fault for running off the road. However, when an accident occurs in a brand-new vehicle, as it did here, it is important to determine if the vehicle provided the protection it was designed to provide. For instance, this truck should have been equipped with lane assistance technology that alerted the driver and guided the truck back to its proper lane of travel before reaching the shoulder of the road. It will be important to determine if this technology performed properly.
While it is not the job of technology to eliminate all crashes, a manufacturer that produces technology to assist drivers must be sure the technology works as designed or avoidable accidents occur. When this happens, the manufacturer of the technology may be, at least partially, responsible for the crash and its resulting harm. In that sense, the surviving family may be entitled to answers from the manufacturer for its defective product failing to provide its designed preventative function.
Trained attorneys can investigate the accident and determine if this vehicle’s equipment performed as designed.
The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.
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