Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: August 31 – September 6

Attorneys handling truck accident cases should be familiar with all the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations. Of course just being familiar with the regulations is not enough. Attorneys must also conduct thorough discovery in order to apply those regulations to the facts of a specific case. 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.

Keyt.com reports that an Oxnard, California, tow truck driver on drugs hit a mom and her two toddlers around noon on Tuesday, August 31. The truck accident occurred in a crosswalk at Simon Way and Vineyard Avenue in Oxnard. He dragged the kids under his truck for almost a quarter mile before bystanders flagged him down. All three victims were hospitalized, the kids in critical condition. The driver faces DUI charges.

Portlandtribune.com reports that a semi truck caused a five-vehicle chain reaction crash that seriously injured a woman early Tuesday, August 31. The big rig was heading east on Highway 224 when it encountered slowing traffic at the Johnson Road intersection near Milwaukie, Oregon. The truck rear-ended a Honda Civic, pushing it into a utility trailer towed by a van, which pushed the van into a Toyota Prius, which slammed into another Civic. The teenager in the first Civic had to be cut out by firefighters and hospitalized.

Thetandd.com reports that a southbound dump truck hit a man heading northbound on Old Gilliard Road (SC 27) in Charleston, South Carolina, around 3:45pm on Wednesday, August 31. The 30-year-old man was pinned inside his vehicle and had to be removed by the Fire Dept. He died of internal injuries that night at the hospital.

Orlandosentinel.com reports that six people were injured on Thursday morning, September 2, when an 18-foot box truck rear-ended a mass transit bus.  Both vehicles were heading west on US 192 near the Westgate shopping complex in St. Cloud, Florida. The six were hospitalized with non-serious injuries.

Deseretnews.com reports that a dump truck T-boned and killed a man on Saturday, September 4, when it ran a red light in Brigham City, Utah. The truck, which was pulling a trailer, was heading west on US 91, and the victim was heading south on 775 West. The 60-year-old victim was dead at the scene of the truck accident.

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