Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: October 25 – October 31

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.

NorthwestOhio.com reports a tractor-trailer accident that occurred on Tuesday, October 25 in Monroe County, Ohio. According to police, a car was traveling southbound on North Dixie Highway near U.S. Turnpike Road when a truck with 2 trailers struck the vehicle. The accident propelled the first car into a second car. An 87 year-old woman from Michigan was killed. Two minors were also injured.

CBS News reports a tractor-trailer accident that occurred on Thursday, October 27 around 8:00pm near Bristol, Indiana. According to authorities, a minivan on the Indiana Toll Road was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer after it slowed for a deer. Seven people were killed. Four were injured, two of which had to be airlifted to a hospital. The van and truck came to a rest in the center median and the toll road was closed until midnight.

Syracuse.com reports a tractor-trailer accident that occurred on Thursday, October 27 around 12:30pm in Seneca Falls, New York. An 88 year-old woman at the intersection of State and Fall streets was struck and killed by a red Volvo semi truck pulling a white trailer. The semi driver continued from the scene of the accident and did not stop to render aid to the woman. Police continue to investigate the accident and look for the driver of the tractor-trailer.

WLBT.com reports a delivery truck accident that occurred on Thursday, October 27 around 12:30pm in Senatobia, Mississippi. Police said a vehicle on Highway 51 South stopped to make a left turn. A green Saturn stopped behind the first car. An inattentive FedEx delivery truck driver did not notice the stopped vehicles and rear-ended the Saturn. Two children in the back seat, ages 6 and 2, died in the accident. Their mother, who was driving the Saturn, and a front seat passenger were injured and airlifted to a hospital.

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