Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: October 04 – October 10

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.

ABC News reports an accident involving a bus and two semi trailers on Thursday, October 6 around 2:00am in Kearney, Nebraska. According to representatives of the Nebraska State Patrol, a semi truck overturned on Interstate 80 West close to the city of Gibbon after the driver drove toward the median and attempted to make a correction. Another semi truck then clipped the overturned vehicle. Next, the bus hit the first truck. Over 30 people were treated and released at Good Samaritan Hospital. The driver of the bus was reportedly in critical condition. A 77 year-old female passenger was also listed in serious condition.

The Examiner reports two fatalities involving a dump truck on Thursday, October 6 around 5:00pm in Dumore, Pennsylvania. Two 30-year old twin siblings were en route to New York City when a dump truck driver lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a corner. He hit a curb and the dump truck lifted off of the ground, striking the roof of the twins’ vehicle. The siblings were declared deceased at the scene of the accident.

NECN.com reports a fire truck accident that occurred on Friday, October 7 in Revere, Massachusetts. A 70 year-old male resident from Revere was walking on the street when he was hit by a water hose that fell off a fire truck. The accident occurred at the corner of Park and Dale. The man is listed in good condition at Mass General Hospital. The fire chief said changes would be made, including adding new netting that keeps hoses from falling, and training employees to place the hose in a proper location.

InForum.com reports a fatal semi truck accident that occurred on Friday, October 7 in Carrington, North Dakota. Representatives of the North Dakota Highway Patrol said an eastbound semi truck driver turned north onto a gravel road and entered the lane of a northbound pickup truck. The vehicles collided, and the 49 year-old male driver of the pickup was killed.

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