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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: February 22 – March 01

State trucking laws vary, and the need for qualified truck accident attorneys to understand all facets of a particular litigation is imperative. I have handled numerous truck accidents throughout the United States, many of them similar to those noted below. Please feel free to contact me [email protected] or call me at 1-800-628-4500.

WHMI.com reports that a tractor-trailer lost control on Michigan’s I-96, jackknifed, struck a wall, and sent large chunks of concrete flying into oncoming traffic. Michigan State Police report that only minor injuries to the driver of the big rig and a second driver resulted from the crash at the Oakland County Line.

RocNow reports that a tractor-trailer lost control and rear-ended a vehicle on Route 332 in Farmington, New York, causing a third vehicle to be struck as well. The truck’s driver reportedly was trying to stop at a traffic light, but failed resulting in minor injuries to one crash victim.

EvansvilleWatch reports that an eyewitness saw a semi-truck run a red light on Highway 41 and crash into the back of an SUV. The truck accident occurred at the intersection of Boonville/New Harmony Road and Highway 41 near Scott Township, Indiana. Victims in the SUV required extrication and were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

PeninsulaDailyNews.com reports that a parked logging truck rolled and crashed into a home on E. Ninth Street in Port Angeles, Washington on Friday. Port Angeles Police are investigating the truck wreck that sent one resident of the home to the hospital with injuries to his neck.

HoumaToday.com reports that a Galliano, Louisiana man was killed Saturday on the Bourg-Larose Highway when the driver of an 18-wheeler fell asleep and his vehicle drove straight into oncoming traffic. The big rig crashed head-on with a pick-up truck, killing its 53-year-old driver. Louisiana State Police troopers at the scene noted that proper rest could have prevented this accident.

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