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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 15 – November 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.

FoxToledo.com reports a bus accident that injured one on Monday, November 21 around 7:00am in Springfield Township, Ohio. Representatives of the Ohio Highway Patrol stated that a mini van was struck from behind by a Springfield school bus on Airport Highway, close to Interstate 475. One teenaged occupant of the mini van was injured and transported to ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital.

The Banner Graphic reports an accident involving a wide-load semi truck on Wednesday, November 16 around 1:40pm in Bainbridge, Indiana. The wide-load truck proceeded on U.S. 36 West, taking up most of the two-lane highway when a yielding GMC truck was struck from behind by a Kenworth semi truck. Following the initial accident, a Chevy pickup truck struck the Kenworth truck. The driver of the GMC truck and a passenger were taken to Hendricks County Hospital after suffering pains following the accident.

The Morning Call reports a tractor-trailer accident that killed one on Friday, November 18 around 3:30am in Coolbaugh Township, Pennsylvania. According to state police, a Geo Prizm came to a stop in the right lane of Interstate 380 due to traffic from an earlier accident. A tractor-trailer behind the Prizm failed to slow and rear-ended the vehicle between I-80 and Route 940. A 61 year-old male driver of the Prizm was declared dead at the scene of the accident. A passenger inside the car was airlifted to Community Medical Center.

The Pocono Record reports a tractor-trailer accident that killed one on Monday, November 21 at 6:17am in Pocono, Pennsylvania. A Freightliner semi truck on Route 33 North crossed over the median into the southbound lanes, striking a Kia Sorento. The Kia driver, a 53 year-old male nurse en route to his job at St. Luke’s Hospital, was killed. A Subaru Outback and a Volkwagon Jetta also became entangled in the accident. The tractor trailer came to a rest on its passenger side, blocking lanes and backing up traffic for hours.

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