Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: May 10 – May 16

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.

KRGV reports a tow truck accident that occurred on Wednesday, May 11 at 9pm in McAllen, Texas. According to police, a bus was traveling on Highway 77 near Victoria when a tow truck pulled out in the path of the bus, injuring 21 people and killing 1. The truck driver was given a citation for failure to yield the right of way.

DL Online reports an accident involving a semi tractor-trailer rig on Friday, May 13 at 5:43am in Frazee, Delaware. According to DL Online, the driver of a 1993 Ford Tempo slowed for a deer on East Main street when he was rear-ended by a 2003 Peterbilt semi tractor-trailer. The driver of the Tempo was freed from the wreck by the jaws of life and was taken to the hospital for back and neck injuries.

The Seattle Times reports a fatal semi-truck accident that happened on Tuesday, May 10 at 3:30am in Arlington, Washington. A Honda Accord with 2 occupants was rear-ended by a semi-truck on Interstate 5 near 172nd Street. A 75 year-old female passenger in the Honda was killed and an 87 year-old male driver was airlifted to the hospital with injuries.

The Green Bay Press Gazette reports a 12-vehicle crash including a semi-truck on Wednesday, May 11 in Appleton, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State Patrol said traffic had slowed on US 41 near Richmond Street for construction when a semi-truck driver failed to stop and hit the vehicles that had slowed and come to a stop. Seven people were injured in total, with one transported by air to the hospital for serious injuries. Traffic between Wisconsin 441 and 47 was closed for over 4 hours.

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