Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 1 – November 7

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.

The Ohio News Network reports a dump truck accident that occurred on Wednesday evening, November 2 in Fort Wright, Kentucky, near the Ohio River. A 61 year-old man from Batavia, Ohio was killed when a dump truck struck his vehicle on an overpass. The man’s car was hit with such force that it went over a concrete barrier and plummeted approximately 50 feet off the bridge. The car landed upside down on its roof. The driver of the dump truck was trying to avoid a construction area on Interstate 275 when the accident took place.

WISHtv.com reports a box truck accident that occurred on Friday, November 4 around 7:45pm in Indianapolis, Indiana. Representatives of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police say that a 65 year-old man was struck and killed by a box truck as he exited a bus at the corner of 50th Street and Michigan Road. The driver of the box truck received a blood test for drugs and alcohol. Police report that there were two other individuals inside the box truck when the accident took place.

The Watauga Democrat reports a tractor-trailer accident that occurred on Thursday, November 3 at 10:00am in Vilas, North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened on U.S. 421 as six vehicles stopped near the B & B Mini Mart for a vehicle making a left-hand turn. A Reinhart Food Service tractor-trailer struck the last vehicle, a Dodge Ram pickup truck, causing a chain-reaction accident. A driver and passenger inside the Dodge were airlifted to Tennessee’s Johnson City Medical Center. Four other people were hurt and taken to a local hospital for treatment. Two pet dogs inside one of the vehicles were taken to a veterinarian for injuries. The 37 year-old male driver of the semi truck received a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

The Loganville-Grayson Patch reports a tractor-trailer accident that occurred midday on Friday, November 4 in Loganville, Georgia. A spokesperson for the Georgia State Patrol said the truck and a SUV collided on Highway 78 near a convenience store. According to witnesses, the truck struck the SUV in the left rear as the SUV proceeded at a green light. One adult and three minors were injured. An 11-year old girl was transported by air to Egleston Children’s Hospital.

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