Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: April 12 – April 19

State trucking laws vary, and the need for qualified truck accident attorneys to understand all facets of a particular litigation is imperative. I have handled numerous truck accidents throughout the United States, many of them similar to those noted below. Please feel free to contact me michael@leizerman.com or call me at 1-800-628-4500.

Freep.com reports that an empty car hauler truck failed to stop for a traffic backup and crashed into as many as 10 other vehicles on I-96 in Detroit, Michigan sending 4 people to the hospital. Michigan State Police are continuing their investigation aided by the Michigan Department of Transportation. No information was released about the driver of the semi.

CleburneTimes-Review.com reports that a tractor-trailer traveling northbound on U.S. 67 in Cleburne, Texas crossed the centerline and clipped another big rig, sending it into a head-on collision with yet another truck. The driver of the tractor-trailer that crossed the centerline was ejected from his vehicle and killed. Debris from the truck crash was scattered for a quarter of a mile down the highway and caused secondary accidents. No injuries were reported in those accidents.

Gainesville.com reports that a semi truck ran a stop sign and slammed into another semi critically injuring one person and seriously injuring a second. The truck crash happened at the intersection of Hamilton County Roads 141 and 152 in Hamilton County, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol officials report that charges in the case are pending further investigation.

KFOR.com reports that a semi-truck struck a guardrail, lost control, crossed a median and crashed into oncoming traffic on I-35 near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, killing one person and sending two others to the hospital. The semi rolled over a Ford Ranger pickup truck and the struck another vehicle. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is continuing its investigation. It is not known whether excessive speed played a role in this truck crash.

WNEP.com reports that a tractor trailer struck a pickup truck on Route 61 in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, killing the 81-year-old driver of the pickup. Pennsylvania State police responding to the scene state that the victim died at the scene.

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