Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: September 28 – October 4

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.

HometownAnnapolis.com reports that a Penske moving truck slammed into a box truck stopped by the side of the road on Monday, September 27, killing one man and seriously injuring three others.  The men had pulled over on westbound Route 50 east of the Cape St. Claire Road overpass (just west of Annapolis, Maryland) to fix a windshield wiper blade, just before 1pm.  The deceased died en route to the hospital from the scene of the truck wreck.

KGW.com reports that a big rig pulling two trailers killed a woman and seriously injured her husband when it crashed into their pickup truck around 7pm on Tuesday, September 28. The semi was passing the pickup in a no-passing zone on Highway 20, about 22 miles east of Burns, Oregon.  Not realizing the other truck was passing, the pickup driver tried to turn left, striking the larger truck. An Oregon State Policeman described the truck accident: “Both vehicles traveled off the south side of Highway 20 where they struck an abandoned motel, several trees, and an unoccupied pickup parked at a next-door residence.”

WBOC.com reports that a man died when a tractor-trailer T-boned the minivan in which he was traveling on Thursday night, September 30. The truck wreck happened at around 7:20pm, as the big rig pulled out onto Route 13 and Camp Road near Westover, Maryland. Two other adults and a child were injured. Authorities say alcohol may have played a role in the fatality accident, and weather may have also been a factor.

StarTribune.com reports that a semi truck slammed into another vehicle and killed two of its occupants on Sunday night, October 3. The vehicle in front was slowing down because a third vehicle was on fire by the side of the road on Interstate 94 south of St. Cloud, near the Clearwater exit. Authorities said a total of five vehicles were involved in the truck accident.

KKTV.com reports that a big rig and a Mazda sedan collided at 3pm on Sunday, October 3, resulting in serious injuries for the sedan driver.  The truck wreck happened on Highway 50 in Southeast Salida, Colorado. The injured man was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident. One of the big rig’s side fuel tanks tore open in the crash and spilled diesel all over the roadway.

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