Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: March 29 – April 5

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.

Fox8.com reports that a tractor-trailer rear-ended a passenger vehicle on State Route 5 at Burnett Road in Braceville, Ohio, killing 3 Ohio Marine Corps recruits who were on their way to take their entrance exam in Cleveland. Two other passengers in the car were transported to local hospitals where their conditions are unknown. This truck crash is still under investigation.

Kentucky.com reports that an out-of-control tractor-trailer struck and killed two roadside workers at the intersection of U.S. 460 and KY 1499 in Pike County, Kentucky. The workers were part of a tree-trimming crew working in the area. Kentucky State Police have charged the driver of the truck with two counts of reckless homicide as well as not having a valid driver’s license, not having a commercial driver’s license, having a radar detector in a commercial vehicle and not updating the log of his work hours.

BangorDailyNews.com reports that a tractor-trailer slammed into the back of a Maine Department of Transportation vehicle parked behind a road maintenance crew as protection on I-95 near Island Falls, Maine. The driver of the parked vehicle was injured and taken to a nearby hospital. Maine State Police are continuing their investigation of this truck accident.

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