Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: February 15 – February 21
It takes a little fire in the belly to fight with truck companies and insurance companies day in and day out. I get personally offended when, for example, an insurance company offers a pittance when one of their insured’s vehicles crosses a centerline and kills somebody’s mother. But being passionate alone is not enough. The best way to beat the truck companies is old-fashioned hard work. Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or call me at 1-800-628-4500.
WLKY reports that a dump truck and 2-car crash occurred west of Greenville, Indiana at Highway 150 and Highway 335. According to police, the driver of the dump truck left the scene of the accident, which occurred shortly after 9am, but was later tracked down and taken to a hospital for drug testing. Two people in the cars were taken to area hospitals to be treated for injuries.
KARE11 reports that a state trooper was struck by a semi truck on Monday, February 21 sometime before 2pm while responding to the scene of another accident in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The trooper was inside his vehicle on I-94 near State Highway 23 when the semi truck accident occurred and he sustained injuries from the crash.
The Chicago Tribune reports that a tractor-trailer accident occurred in Goodland Township, Lapeer County, Michigan on Sunday, February 20 at 5:45pm. A northbound tractor-trailer struck an eastbound Chrysler 300M, killing one of the front seat passengers. The driver and 2 other passengers, both minors, were taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries.
The Smyrna-Vinings Patch reports that an infant died this week after being involved in a multi-vehicle accident with a tractor-trailer in Cobb County, Georgia. The incident occurred around 10pm last week on Saturday, February 12 at I-75 near Windy Hill Road exit. According to police, the driver of the 18-wheeler did not brake as he approached traffic and hit the back of a vehicle in which the infant was riding. The parents were taken to Atlanta Medical Center, while two other adults in another car were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. The driver of the big rig has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and following too closely, both misdemeanors.