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UPDATE: Adrian Carroll Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Highway 231 in Dothan, Alabama


DOTHAN, AL — One man was killed in a tractor-trailer accident that happened just outside Dothan, Alabama on Monday, May 19th, 2014, according to a news article from WTVY.

Police working with accident investigation teams have said that they have reason to believe that 31-year-old Adrian Carroll was killed after the Chevy 2500 pickup truck he was driving collided with a tractor-trailer while driving on Highway 231 around 3:30 in the afternoon.

Scene of the Accident

 

 

Adrian Caroll was killed in the accident, although it is not clear if he died on the scene, or at a nearby hospital later on in the day.

Officials with the Alabama State Police are investigating the accident.

Commentary:

The news article indicates that the vehicle the victim was driving was part of a commercial fleet. I’d be curious to know if this is accurate, because it could tell a lot about the condition of this vehicle. How so? Well, vehicles that are part of a massive fleet owned by a large company have a tendency to be lost in the sheer size of the fleet. Sometimes repairs or maintenance can be forgotten, or in once case I’ve seen, a truck was repaired that was not necessary, while the truck that needed the fix was kept on the road and caused an accident. If you’re vehicle fell into disrepair and caused an accident, you would be held responsible, why should a commercial vehicle company be held to any different standard?

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