Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: February 22 – February 28

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 is 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.

The Daytona Beach News-Reporter reports a truck accident that occurred on Thursday, February 24 at Interstate 95, about two miles north of the State Road 100 interchange in Florida. The accident happened around 2:45am, when according to Florida Highway Patrol, the truck driver reached for a drink in his cooler and then drifted off of the road. A driver behind the semi-truck hit the truck’s tires after it blocked all three lanes. He was taken to a medical center in Daytona Beach with serious injuries. The driver has been charged with reckless driving.

Middletown Journal reports a dump truck accident that happened on Thursday, February 24 in Monroe, Ohio on Ohio 4 near the Life Tabernacle Church. Police said the dump truck struck a Cadillac in the northbound lane. The Cadillac then landed in a ditch, ejecting its driver and passenger from the windows. The two men were taken to Atrium Medical Center for injuries.

KPHO reports a utility truck accident on Tuesday morning, February 22 in Phoenix, Arizona near 27th and Camelback Road. Police said the utility truck driver lost control of his vehicle, driving straight into a house’s master bedroom. A four-year old girl was trapped underneath a door and rushed to a nearby hospital.

ENCToday.com reports that an unlicensed truck driver struck a stopped school bus, injuring 17 students on Wednesday, February 23 at 7:19am in Reelsboro, Pamlico County, North Carolina. The bus was picking up a student near Chair Roadwhen a two-axle box truck hauling U.S. mail was taking a curve on N.C. 55 and could not stop. The sub-contracted driver did not have an operator’s license. Nine students were transported to a medical center by ambulance and others arrived by their parents’ vehicles throughout the day. The truck driver was charged with failure to reduce speed. The truck owner is Gardner’s Carrier Service in Grifton.

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