Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: February 9 – February 15

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.

Dispatch.com reports that a Cincinnati man died when a tractor-trailer lost control on I-71 south of Rt. 56 and ran over the victim’s vehicle, which was parked on the side of the road. The 47-year-old victim had stopped his car to assist his 75-year-old relative whose car had broken down. The 75-year-old was also injured in the crash and is in serious condition in Grant Medical Center. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the driver of the tractor-trailer was changing lanes when he lost control of his big rig, causing it to jackknife and strike the victim’s vehicle, pinning it beneath the tractor-trailer. The OSHP is continuing its investigation into the crash.

Morris Daily Herald reports that a man was hospitalized with back pain following a truck crash on U.S. 6 in Grundy County, Illinois in which a semi-truck slammed into the rear of his vehicle. Officials have ticketed the driver of the semi-truck for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

NewsandTribune.com reports that a semi-truck filled with bricks struck a van head-on at the intersection of West Street Joe Road and Indiana 60 in Clark County, Indiana, leaving the van’s 29-year-old driver with facial injuries that were being treated at University Hospital in Louisville. Officials with the Clark County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the crash.

The Salem News reports that a woman sustained head injuries in a truck crash at the Route 114 exit of I-95 near Danvers, Massachusetts when a tractor-trailer smashed into her SUV, causing it to roll over before coming to rest in the roadway. Massachusetts State Police have taken over the investigation of the crash from the Danvers Police Department.

Today’s TMJ 4 reports that a Germantown, Wisconsin Police officer was injured when a semi truck crashed into his parked squad car on U.S. 41/45 near the Lannon Road off-ramp. The officer was on the scene assisting with traffic control following an earlier crash when the passing semi truck crashed into the squad car on the driver’s side, leaving the officer injured. The officer was taken to Community Memorial Hospital. Washington County Sheriff’s officials are investigating the crash.

NewsOn6.com reports that a 36-year-old Oklahoma man was killed when his vehicle was struck by an International box truck on Highway 266 near Verdigris, Oklahoma. The victim’s car was struck while making a turn onto the highway. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is continuing its investigation of the crash.

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