Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: July 12 – July 18

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.

WYTV.com reports an ice truck accident that occurred on Saturday, July 16 around 12:00pm in Lowellville, Ohio. An ice truck traveling north on Quarry Road encountered brake failure as it traveled downhill, crashing into an apartment building. The accident took place during a parade with over 500 participants. One pedestrian suffered injuries from the accident debris. The Lowellville police department said the investigation would take some time to complete.

KOAMTV.com reports a semi-truck accident that occurred on Wednesday, July 13 around 2:00pm in Labette County, Kansas. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a pickup truck was side-swiped by a semi-truck. US Highway 400 was then blocked by the semi-truck’s trailer at the intersection of York Road. Both the passenger and driver of the pickup sustained injuries and were taken to Labette Health.

ABC Local reports a hit-and-run dump truck accident that occurred on Saturday, July 16 at 11:47pm in Croyden, Bristol Township, Pennsylvania. According to investigators, an Eddington Supply Co. dump truck ran a stop sign on New York Avenue and struck a Toyota Scion traveling on Cedar Avenue. Two occupants of the dump truck left the scene of the accident on foot. Two occupants of the Toyota Scion were taken to the Aria Hospital Torresdale Campus. One is in a coma and listed in critical condition. Police said beer cans were found in the dump truck.

SalJournal.com reports a tractor-trailer accident that occurred on Thursday, July 14 around 12:00pm in Salinas, Kansas. According to a witness, the tractor-trailer exceeded 80 miles per hour on the entrance ramp to Interstate Highway 70 East. The semi truck then struck a van, pushing it into the westbound lanes and into a ditch. The tractor-trailer rolled and came to a rest in the median of the highway. Five people were injured and taken to Salina Regional Health Center.  According to Kansas Highway Patrol, a load of water pipes in the semi-truck may have caused the truck to overturn. The pipes were strewn about the westbound portion of the highway.

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