Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: December 7 – December 14

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 michael@leizerman.com or call me at 1-800-628-4500.

Michigan’s Mlive.com reports that a tractor-trailer lost control on I-94 in Parma Township, Jackson County, Michigan and jack-knifed across several lanes where it was struck by three other vehicles. Three people were injured in the crash according to Michigan State Police.

KCTV 5 in Kansas City, Missouri reports that two people were injured last Monday on I-435 when a tractor-trailer carrying Pepsi products crashed into two passenger vehicles. Emergency crews responding to the scene reported that it took 40 minutes to extricate the injured truck driver from the cab of his tractor-trailer. Officials continue to investigate the crash.

Oregon’s Fox 12 reports that a 51-year-old Silverton, Oregon man was killed December 8 when the truck he was driving was struck by a semitrailer that had run a stop sign. The blow from the crash sent both vehicles careening down the road, over a tree and into a house owned by a local Lutheran Church. Marion County Oregon deputies report that the truck accident is still under investigation.

A report in Star News Online details the collision of an 18-wheeler and an ATV that left a Wilmington, North Carolina man in critical condition. The crash occurred at the intersection of Shipyard Boulevard and Carolina Beach Road on Wednesday when the 18-wheeler struck the ATV. Details of the crash are still being investigated by Wilmington police.

Chronicle.com of Lewis County, Washington reports that one teen was killed and another was critically injured when a Peterbilt logging truck struck the pickup truck they were traveling in. The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 12 at Williams Road and is still under investigation.

The State reports that the driver of a log truck was killed when his Freightliner struck a station wagon on St. Pauls Church Road in Sumter County, South Carolina on Thursday. Two people in the station wagon were hospitalized. South Carolina Highway Patrol officials are continuing to investigate the crash.

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