Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: March 29 – April 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.

Komonews.com reports a semi-truck accident in Tacoma, Washington on Thursday evening, March 31. A driver’s truck broke down on Interstate 5 North close to 56th street when a semi truck struck the vehicle from behind. The collision trapped the first driver in his crushed vehicle, which also lit on fire. Passersby were able to remove the man from the burning truck and he was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma for injuries. The semi-truck trailer was also totaled as a result of the accident.

KJCT8 reports a tractor-trailer accident that occurred on the evening of Monday, April 4 around 10:00pm in Cisco, Utah. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer truck rear-ended a tour bus carrying 25 members of a Mexican musical group. 14 were injured and taken to Grand Junction’s St. Mary’s Hospital. Two critically injured passengers were flown to the hospital by helicopter. Interstate 70 West was closed near the 214 mile marker for several hours.

Tristatehomepage.com reports a collision between an ambulance and a fire truck that occurred on Sunday, April 3 around 2:30pm in the afternoon in Vincennes, Indiana. According to authorities, a fire truck was responding to an apartment fire near 300 Broadway when it and an ambulance collided at Hart and 6th. The fire truck came to a stop on two wheels against a light pole. Four people were taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital to be treated for injuries. At the apartment, an 80-year old man suffered burns and was transported to Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis.

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports an ambulance fatality in Baldwin Park, California on Saturday, April 2nd around 5am in the morning. A 22-year old man from San Dimas had exited his Toyota Tacoma vehicle close to the center median after a collision with a Nissan Sentra when an ambulance driver arrived on the scene and swerved to avoid the Nissan, striking the San Dimas man instead. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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