Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: May 3 – May 9

Attorneys handling truck accident cases should be familiar with all the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations. Of course just being familiar with the regulations is not enough. Attorneys must also conduct thorough discovery in order to apply those regulations to the facts of a specific case. I have handled numerous truck accidents throughout the United States, many of them similar to those noted below. Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or call me at 1-800-628-4500.

The Daily Chronicle reports a head-on collision involving a semi-truck trailer on Thursday, May 5 at 3:50pm in Genoa, Illinois. According to the DeKalb County Sherriff’s Office, the incident occurred at Route 72 and North Route 23. A semi-truck trailer driver traveling westbound swerved in an effort to avoid rear-ending a vehicle, but entered the eastbound portion of the road, striking a vehicle head-on.  The 41-year old female driver of the vehicle and 4 minors were transported to the hospital for injuries. The semi-truck driver was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and improper lane usage.

10news.com reports a multi-vehicle accident involving a big rig on Tuesday, May 3 at 8:01am in San Diego, California. California Highway Patrol said a semi truck lost its rear axle on Interstate 15 south near Carroll Canyon Road. 3 people were hurt and taken to a hospital on gurneys, including one driver of a blue pickup truck. After the accident, the semi truck came to a stop with no rear wheels.

KCTV5.com reports an accident involving a school bus and a dump truck on Wednesday morning, May 4 in Greenwood, Missouri. The accident occurred at Highway 150 and 17th Avenue South when a dump truck rear-ended a school bus and then fell into a ditch. Firemen reported that 6 students and the driver of the bus were transported to the hospital for injuries. The students were headed on a field trip to the Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, but the trip was cancelled after the accident.

The NY Daily News reports a hit-and-run incident involving a box truck on Thursday, May 5 in Brooklyn, New York. According to local police, a 22 year-old man on his bicycle was struck by a Budget box truck near Parkway and 59th street around 6:30pm. The 25 year-old driver of the box truck fled the scene of the accident but was found by police and awaits charges. The bicycle rider, a pizza delivery man for Amnon Kosher Pizza, passed away as a result of the accident.

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