Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: July 19 – July 25

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.

NWCN.com reports a semi-truck accident that occurred on Wednesday, July 20 at 7:48am in Bellevue, Washington. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, a truck transporting logs on Interstate 90 West lost its rear axle. The driver attempted to pulled over as logs fell partially off of the truck bed, initiating an accident involving eleven other vehicles and a semi-truck. Seven people were injured, including one child listed in critical condition.

KAKE.com reports a semi-truck accident that occurred on Tuesday, July 19 around 1:00am on the Kansas Turnpike. According to Kansas Highway Patrol authorities, a semi-truck rear ended a SUV that was hauling a second SUV on a trailer. The SUV had reduced speed after the trailer blew a tire. As the crash took place, the semi-truck suffered a ruptured fuel tank, starting a fire. Four occupants of the SUV, all from Wichita, were left with burns requiring medical attention. One was listed in critical condition, while three were listed in fair condition.

News Radio 1310 reports a semi-truck accident that occurred on Tuesday, July 19 between Hagerman and Buhl, Idaho. Shortly after 3pm, traffic paused on US Highway 30 as a vehicle waited to turn left. A semi-truck was unable to slow in time and rear-ended a vehicle behind the one making the turn. The large truck jackknifed and leaked around 150 gallons of fuel onto the highway near milepost 192. A 76 year-old male was transported to the hospital with injuries.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports a semi-trailer accident that occurred on Tuesday, July 19 in Northbrook, Illinois. A 44 year-old male driver of a semi truck struck a 50 year-old female bicyclist at the intersection of Willow and Shermer roads around 10am. The cyclist was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and listed in critical condition after suffering pain in her right side. According to the Northbrook police department, charges are pending against the driver of the semi-trailer.

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