Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: June 14 – June 21

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.

MineralWellsIndex.com reports that a tractor-trailer veered into the median then crashed on U.S. Highway 281 in Santo, Texas, causing a second truck to crash into it and injuring the drivers of both vehicles. Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety report that the driver of the big rig may have fallen asleep behind the wheel before crashing his vehicle. No citations have yet been issued in the truck crash, but the TDPS is continuing its investigation.

The Messenger reports that a tractor-trailer struck a pickup truck on Pennyrile Parkway near Madisonville, Kentucky, killing the driver of the tractor-trailer and injuring two passengers in the pickup truck. Kentucky State Police investigators state that the pickup truck was stopped along the shoulder of the roadway while the driver consulted a map at the time of the truck crash. Investigators did not know why the tractor-trailer was driving on the shoulder of the road. The condition of the two passengers from the pickup truck is unknown at this time.

The Banner Graphic reports that a semi truck crashed into a passenger vehicle on Veteran’s Memorial Highway in Greencastle, Indiana, injuring the 19-year-old driver of that vehicle and sending her to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The Greencastle Police Department responded to the scene and supervised cleanup of spills from the crash. The truck crash is still being investigated.

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