Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: September 27 – October 03

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.

WLWT.com reports a box truck accident that occurred on Monday, October 3 around 1:35pm in Vevay, Indiana. The driver of a box truck said he was distracted by an insect when he struck a parked police cruiser on Highway 56 at Maple Street. Two officers performing a routine traffic stop were hit by the box truck. One officer was thrown approximately 20 feet. He was airlifted to University Hospital in Cincinnati. The other officer was treated for minor injuries at King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison, Indiana. Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office will assist with the investigation.

The Denver Channel reports a waste truck accident that occurred on Monday, October 3 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. According to police, a truck operated by EDS Waste Solutions had an unsecured latch that leaked waste onto Interstates 70 & 76 for half of a mile. The slick hazard resulted in two motorcycle accidents and numerous car accidents on I-70 at Ward Road. The State Patrol also said a crash on I-76 was the result of the waste as well. Seven people were taken to the hospital after the accidents. The driver of the waste truck received two citations for spilling a load and causing injury. He has previously pled guilty to driving an overweight load.

The Daily News reports a semi truck accident that took place on Friday, September 30 at 7:49am in Le Roy, New York. According to representatives from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department, the driver of a 2008 Mazda slowed on Route 19 North to turn left onto Griswold when the driver of a 2005 Mack tractor trailer rear-ended the Mazda. The semi truck then hit a 2006 Impala traveling on Route 19 South. The rig overturned, caught fire and came to a rest in a bystander’s front lawn. The Impala driver was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. A driver & passenger inside the Mazda were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the semi truck also sustained internal injuries as a result of the crash.

The Courier Press reports a tractor trailer accident that injured three people on Thursday, September 29 at 5:40pm in Union County, Kentucky. According to representatives of the Kentucky State Police, the driver of a tractor-trailer ran a red light at the intersection of U.S. 60 and a bypass. The big rig struck a 2007 Chevy Impala traveling on U.S. 60 West. Two occupants of the Impala were transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville. A third occupant of the Impala was listed in fair condition at Deaconess Hospital.

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