Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: December 6 – December 12

Attorneys handling truck accident cases should be familiar with all the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations. Of course just being familiar with the regulations is not enough. Attorneys must also conduct thorough discovery in order to apply those regulations to the facts of a specific case. I have handled numerous truck accidents throughout the United States, many of them similar to those noted below. Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or call me at 1-800-628-4500.

Wane.com reports a semi truck accident that hurt three teens on Wednesday, December 7 around 6:16pm in Fayette, Ohio. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, a vehicle traveling on US 20 East slowed to turn into a private drive when a semi truck attempted to pass the vehicle. The semi truck hit the driver’s side of the vehicle, injuring the car’s 16 year-old driver and two teen passengers.  They were transported to Toledo and St. Vincent’s hospitals with injuries.

Cleveland.com reports a tractor-trailer crash involving a school bus on Thursday, December 8 at 8:19am in Granger Township, Ohio. A Highland Local School District bus was rear-ended by the truck at a stop sign while traveling on Ohio 94 North. The tractor-trailer suffered from faulty brakes and was unable to come to a stop before striking the bus. Two students under the age of 10 were injured. The tractor-trailer driver received a citation following the accident.

The Times Bulletin reports a straight truck accident that injured three people on Monday, December 12 around 9:30am in the county of Van Wert, Ohio. Members of the Ohio State Patrol said the driver of the straight truck hit a pickup truck after he dropped his beverage and reached down to retrieve it. The pickup truck had stopped on U.S. 127 North to turn left onto Cooper Road when it was rear-ended by the straight truck. A 32 year-old driver of the pickup and a 49 year-old passenger were injured. Both men were transported to Van Wert Hospital via ambulance. The driver of the straight truck received a citation for failure to keep an assured clear distance.

WPSD 6 reports a semi truck accident that injured one person on Monday, December 12 around 3:30pm in Saline County, Illinois. A 2001 Pontiac car was struck from behind by a 2004 International semi tractor-trailer on Route 34 North at the intersection of Mt. Moriah Road. The driver of the Pontiac had slowed to turn left onto Mt. Moriah when the accident took place. A 44 year-old female driver of the Pontiac was taken to Harrisburg Medical Center with injuries. The 42 year-old driver of the semi received a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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