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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: March 15 – March 22

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.

DallasNews.com reports that a tanker truck struck a pickup truck on the Sam Rayburn Tollway in Allen, Texas, then made an illegal U-turn and drove the wrong way on the highway. A video released by North Texas Tollway Authority officials shows the tanker truck making the U-turn. Injuries sustained by occupants of the pickup truck were not serious. The driver of the tanker truck is suspected of driving while intoxicated.

The Suwannee Democrat reports that a passenger vehicle struck a semi trailer that was blocking both lanes of County Road 136 near Live Oak, Florida, killing the driver of the passenger vehicle. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that charges are pending in the fatal truck wreck.

Stargazette.com reports that a tanker truck rear-ended a passenger vehicle at the intersection of state routes 2005 and 2022 in Covington, New York, killing a 74-year-old woman who was a passenger in the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle and a 5-year-old passenger also received injuries. New York State Police report that the passenger vehicle was stopped and waiting for traffic to clear in order to make a left-hand turn when the tanker truck crashed into it.

WGNTV.com reports that a semi truck struck and killed a 6-year-old boy and critically injured the boy’s father as the two were crossing South Ashland Avenue and West 18th Place in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Police ticketed the truck’s driver for striking a pedestrian in the roadway. The Chicago Police department is investigating the truck crash that occurred one block from the victims’ elementary school.

The Gazette-Virginian reports that a logging truck collided with a passenger vehicle on Highway 501 Near Cluster Springs in Halifax County, Virginia, leaving the female driver of the vehicle in need of treatment for injuries. Investigators are continuing their pursuit of further information about this truck crash.

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