Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: October 11 – October 17

Consider this: A truck accident in, for example, Ohio may be complicated if the victim is from Florida, the truck driver is from Kansas, the truck is owned by a California company, the trailer owned by a Missouri company and the driver was hauling a load from California to New York. I have handled numerous complicated truck accidents throughout the United States and I am knowledgeable in the specifics of trucking law. Please feel free to contact me at michael@leizerman.com or call me at 1-800-628-4500.

NBC4I.com reports a tractor-trailer accident that occurred in Franklin County, Ohio on Monday, October 17 around 2:00pm. According to investigators, the driver of the tractor-trailer lost control of his vehicle, crossed over the median, struck a sport utility vehicle and ran into a guardrail. The semi truck also leaked oil into a nearby creek. U.S. Route 62 was completely shut down from the Pickaway County line to Stahl Road. The semi truck driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital and was listed in stable condition.

The Seattle Times reports a fatal semi truck accident that occurred before 11:00am on Monday, October 17 near Hyak, Washington. Two people from Boise, Idaho were killed when their SUV was involved in a chain-reaction collision. The accident happened on Snoqualmie Pass at milepost 56 as a semi-truck stopped for slowed traffic. A series of other vehicles behind the first truck slowed or came to a stop when another semi-truck rear-ended an SUV. The force of the initial impact initiated the chain-reaction event. A state patrol officer said semi-truck driver inattention may have been a factor. Several other individuals were taken to the hospital with injuries.

The Fort Scott Tribune reports a tractor-trailer accident that injured two people on Saturday, October 15 around 3:30pm in Fort Scott, Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol said a Volvo semi-truck ran a traffic light at the intersection of Sixth Street and U.S. Highway 69. The tractor-trailer struck a 1983 Ford truck, injuring a 38 year-old man and a 35 year-old woman. The Volvo truck overturned after coming into contact with the median. The injured parties were taken to Mercy Health Center where the man was listed in stable condition.

Pal-item.com reports a semi-truck accident that left one injured on Tuesday, October 11 in Ansonia, Ohio. A 66 year-old woman was waiting to turn left onto Brown Road from U.S. 127 when she was rear-ended by a Volvo semi truck. The 38 year-old male driver of the truck was reportedly unable to stop in time to avoid the collision. The woman was airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital and listed in fair condition following the accident.

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