Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: August 17 – August 23

Trucking litigation is very document-intensive and governed by hundreds of regulations. Given this, the need for qualified truck accident attorneys to understand all facets of litigation is important. I have handled numerous truck accidents throughout the United States, many of them similar to those noted below. Please feel free to contact me at michael@leizerman.com or call me at 1-800-628-4500.

Cleveland.com reports that a big rig pulling three trailers rear-ended a passenger car heading eastbound on I-80 near Streetsboro, Ohio. The truck pushed the car into a freight truck and then into four more vehicles before a concrete barrier brought the disaster to a halt. The car went up in flames, and the driver was killed on the scene. Her teenage sons were hospitalized in critical condition. This truck accident happened just before noon on Monday, August 16.

Heraldonline.com reports that a truck driver died and two women were hospitalized on Monday, August 16, when a tanker truck carrying gasoline flipped, crashed, and burst into flames on I-77 South near Fort Mill, South Carolina. In the crash, the truck hit and landed on a sedan, but the two women in it were pulled from the wreckage and sent to a Rock Hill hospital. They were released the same day.

Oregonlive.com reports that a tractor-trailer loaded with wood chips on US 101 North lost control and slid across the opposing lanes, hitting a Ford Focus, then pushing a Nissan Sentra into a guardrail before crashing into a scenic pullout north of Florence, Oregon. The truck crash, which happened Wednesday, August 18, at about 10:15am, sent a pregnant woman and her husband (in the Focus) to the hospital, shook up a Swiss tourist (in the Sentra), and dumped a mountain of wood chips onto the highway.

Floridatoday.com reports that just before 2am on Thursday, August 19, a dump truck heading north on I-95 suffered a tire blowout, lost control, and crossed the median before coming to rest in the southbound roadway. The driver and a passenger managed to get out, but minutes later, a van hauling motorcycles slammed into the truck. That driver died on impact.  No skid marks were found, suggesting that he never even saw the dump truck. This deadly truck wreck happened on southbound Interstate 95 north of Stuckway Road in Mims, Florida.

Chicagotribune.com reports that a tractor-trailer rear-ended a Corvette on Chicago’s Bay Bridge westbound just before 5pm on Friday, August 20. The car driver was Medevacked to a local ER with non-life-threatening injuries.

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