Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 22 – November 29

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.

NewsChannel9.com reports that an 18-wheeler hit a minivan full of children around 8:30pm on Tuesday, November 23. No one was killed, but all the little passengers were taken to a hospital. This truck wreck happened at exit 349 (the Ringgold exit) on Interstate 75 North in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  No other details were available, but foggy conditions may have been partly to blame.

MidHudsonNews.com reports that a big rig carrying corn oil T-boned a minivan at 9pm on Tuesday, November 23. Reports say the minivan had just exited the Taconic Parkway when the 18-wheeler hit it on Route 23 in Craryville, New York. The smaller vehicle’s driver sustained serious head injuries in the truck wreck and was hospitalized.

NJ.com reports that a box truck made an improper turn and critically injured a woman on Thanksgiving night (Thursday, November 25). The truck accident happened in front of the Lukoil gas station on Route 40 in Carneys Point Township, New Jersey. The truck had been stopped in the right-hand lane of the highway before it turned and hit the car.  The injured woman was flown to a hospital in Camden, New Jersey. Her three children and the car’s driver were not seriously injured in the truck accident; they were evaluated at a local hospital.

Post-Gazette.com reports that a flatbed truck struck and killed a woman in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Friday, November 26. The car was heading north on Route 51 toward the West End Bridge around 11am when its driver made an improper left turn. The southbound big rig driver told police he was unable to avoid hitting her car. 

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