Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: April 5 – April 12

Consider this: A truck accident in, for example, Ohio may be complicated if the victim is from Florida, the truck driver is from Kansas, the truck is owned by a California company, the trailer owned by a Missouri company and the driver was hauling a load from California to New York. I have handled numerous complicated truck accidents throughout the United States and I am knowledgeable in the specifics of trucking law. Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or call me at 1-800-628-4500.

DailyTribune.net reports that a semitrailer rear-ended a passenger vehicle at the 2600 Block of South Jefferson near Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, injuring one man in that vehicle. The passenger vehicle had slowed to a stop behind a flatbed trailer at the time of the accident.

CBS11tv.com reports that an 18-wheeler crashed into a dump truck on Highway 121 near Lewisville, Texas, after which the cab of the big rig crashed into a pickup truck and all three vehicles burst into flames. The driver of the big rig belonging to Leap of Faith Transportation jumped to safety from the burning truck before it fell over a bridge. One person was taken to a medical facility for treatment following the truck accident.

Newsday.com reports that witnesses saw a big rig run a red light at the intersection of Hicksville Road and Central Avenue in Bethpage, New York, and crash into a passenger vehicle and killing a mother and daughter in that vehicle. Police investigating the truck wreck are deciding whether or not to cite the driver. The victim’s were a 44-year-old mom and her 11-year-old daughter.

Rocnow.com reports that a dump truck struck the County Route 7 overpass on the New York State Thruway in Manchester, Ontario County, New York, causing the bed of the truck to detach and two vehicles to collide with the bed. Seventeen people were injured in the crash that was caused by the dump truck’s failure to have a tilt bed warning light that would have signaled the driver when the truck bed was raised. The driver was cited for not having proper equipment.

JSOnline.com reports that a container being hauled by a tractor-trailer became disconnected and fell onto a parked SUV, killing the occupant of that vehicle. The truck accident occurred on I-39 near Stoughton, Wisconsin, according to a news release from the Wisconsin State Patrol. A passenger in the SUV was also injured and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Wisconsin State Police are continuing their investigation of this accident.

Deseretnews.com reports that a semi-trailer truck rear-ended a school bus at the intersection of 2800 West and State Route 13 in Corinne, Box Elder County, Utah after the bus had stopped at a stop sign. Three children aboard the bus were injured in the truck crash and the driver of the big rig was cited for following too closely.

DenverPost.com reports that a semi-trailer truck passing a car in a no-passing zone on U.S. 287 near Lamar, Colorado struck an on-coming passenger vehicle head-on, killing a passenger in that vehicle and sending its driver and a second passenger to the hospital in serious condition. The driver of the big rig was arrested for investigation of one count of careless driving causing death, three counts of careless driving causing injury, careless driving, and passing on the left where prohibited.

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