Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: April 26 – May 3

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.

Jacksonville.com reports that a commercial truck slammed into the driver’s side of a passenger vehicle at North Pearl and West Union Streets in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, killing the car’s driver and leaving a passenger in the vehicle hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. The force of the crash was so great that the passenger vehicle was nearly completely flattened and was pushed off the road and into a nearby church building. A police spokesperson said they were investigating whether speed played a role in the crash.

The Grand Island Independent reports that a semitrailer made a right hand turn from the center lane of Second Street in Grand Island, Nebraska and struck a passenger vehicle in the right lane. Two passengers in the vehicle were taken to a nearby hospital where they were treated for their injuries. Grand Island Police are investigating the truck crash.

The News Star.com reports that a semi-tractor struck a John Deere tractor on Jackson Street in Monroe, Louisiana when the semi attempted to pass the tractor in a no-passing zone. The driver of the John Deere was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. Monroe Police cited the driver of the semi-tractor truck for improper passing.

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