Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: August 16 – August 22

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.

WFIN.com reports a semi truck accident that occurred on Thursday, August 18 around 4:38pm in Hancock County, Ohio. A 51 year-old female driver from Findlay was rear-ended by a 48 year-old male driver of a semi-truck as the woman tried to turn on State Route 15 from US 68 North. Upon impact, the car crossed onto the entrance ramp of State Route 15 while the semi truck went into a ditch. The woman was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for injuries and the semi-truck driver received a citation for assured clear distance.

The Times Reporter reports a semi-truck accident that occurred on Thursday afternoon, August 18 near Tappan Lake, Ohio. Representatives of the Ohio Highway Patrol stated that a Jeep Cherokee on State Route 250 West tried to pass a tractor trailer in a marked passing zone when the tractor trailer attempted to pass a pickup truck. The tractor trailer hit the Cherokee, which overturned on the right side of State Route 250. The pickup truck was also struck by the tractor trailer. Two occupants of the Jeep Cherokee were taken to Aultman Hospital to receive treatment for injuries. The 51 year-old male driver of the semi truck, employed by PGD Inc., received a citation for driving left of center.

The Post Independent reports a fatality involving a semi truck on Tuesday, August 16 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. According to the Colorado State Patrol, a semi truck driver transporting logs ran a red light on Highway 82 South around 1:17pm. The semi truck hit a Jeep turning left from County Road 154, killing a 24 year-old woman. The driver of the semi truck was charged with careless driving causing a death.

KASA.com reports a semi truck accident that occurred on Friday, August 19 around noon in Gallup, New Mexico. Representatives of the State Police said a gasoline tanker hit a pickup truck on Interstate 40 and then struck the building of a business called Sun Loans, killing 1 employee and injuring 2. Two women were transported via helicopter to Albuquerque Hospital with critical injuries. After the accident, the truck was lodged inside of the building.

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