Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: April 19 – April 26

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

The Ionia Sentinel Standard reports that a semi truck failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Jordan Lake and Portland roads near Berlin Township, Michigan, then collided with a second semi, causing it to crash into a van, killing the van’s driver. Investigators do not believe that drugs or alcohol were factors in the truck crash.

AppealDemocrat.com reports that a big rig traveling on Highway 99 at Hutchinson Road south of Yuba City, California swerved out of control, crossed the centerline and slammed head-on into a passenger vehicle, killing the vehicle’s driver and injuring two passengers, one seriously. The California Highway Patrol is continuing its investigation into the crash.

6ABC.com reports that one person was killed and two others were injured when a tractor trailer crossed the median on Route 33 in East Windsor, New Jersey and crashed into a van. The driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene and the van’s two other occupants – a 42-year-old woman and a 3-year-old girl – were taken to a local hospital.

East Valley Tribune.com reports that a semi trailer truck struck a mini van on Ray Road in Chandler, Arizona, leaving two occupants of the van in critical condition and the semi driver in serious condition. The van was making a left-hand turn when the semi struck it, driving it into oncoming traffic. The semi left the roadway and struck an electrical utility box, causing one of its fuel tanks to explode. Police continue to investigate this truck crash and have not indicated whether or not excessive speed may have played a role.

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