Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: June 7 – June 14

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 Western Star reports that a semi-truck swerved in front of a passenger vehicle on Interstate 71 at the 36 mile marker near the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge in Lebanon, Ohio, causing the passenger vehicle to swerve, roll over and crash on the median and resulting in the hospitalization of the vehicle’s 23-year-old female driver. Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol cited the driver of the semi-truck for an unsafe lane change.

NorthWest Herald.com reports that a semi-trailer crossed the center line on Route 14 near Harvard, Illinois, causing a motorist travelling in the opposite direction to have to swerve at which point that vehicle collided head-on with a second semi-trailer. The driver of the passenger vehicle was killed instantly in the crash. The driver of the first semi-trailer left the scene. Investigators with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Crash Investigations Unit are seeking that driver for questioning.

CBN.com reports that a semi-truck crashed up and over the front of a van carrying a church group on Highway 92 near Williamsburg, Kentucky, sending a pastor, his wife and several young people to area hospitals. Kentucky State Police are continuing their investigation of the truck accident that left the church van totaled and sent seven people to the hospital.

KPTV.com reports that a semitrailer and a passenger vehicle collided on I-5 near Seaside, Oregon leaving the driver of the passenger vehicle with extensive injuries. Washington State Patrol troopers responding to the scene initially reported that the passenger vehicle rear-ended the semitrailer, but the driver of the passenger vehicle disputes that claim. The driver states that the semitrailer cut him off and that his vehicle was sucked up under the semitrailer and dragged 400-600 yards down the interstate. Paramedics arrived on the scene and rushed the man to the hospital. Due to the conflicting accounts of the truck crash, Washington State Patrol investigators are continuing to investigate.

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