Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: December 20 – December 26

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.

The Newark Advocate reports a semi truck accident that occurred on Friday, December 23 around 10:47pm in Kirkersville, Ohio. According to members of the Ohio Highway Patrol, traffic on Interstate 70 slowed due to an earlier accident. An approaching semi truck driver then struck a Ford Escape in the rear after failing to brake in time. The semi truck initiated a chain reaction accident involving a Ford Escape, Mercury Sable, Pontiac G6, Jeep Cherokee, and a Chevrolet van. A 25 year-old woman was taken to Mount Carmel East hospital for treatment. Another woman of unknown age was taken to Licking Memorial Hospital for treatment. A spokesman for the Highway Patrol said the semi truck driver would receive a citation for his involvement in the crash.

AnnArbor.com reports a fatality involving a semi truck on Friday, December 23 at 2:45am in Ann Arbor Township, Michigan. According to representatives from the fire department, a semi truck struck a car in the side on US 23, killing a 22 year-old man at the scene of the crash. The accident took place in the northbound lanes of US 23 near the M-14 intersection. The incident shut down the north side of the highway for several hours.

The Sun Times reports a semi truck accident that occurred on Sunday, December 25 around 2:15pm near La Porte, Indiana. A semi truck transporting 19 Mercedes vehicles sideswiped a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria driven by a police trooper. The policewoman had parked in the shoulder of a highway with her emergency lights on to assist a motorist when the accident took place. The driver-side door of the Ford sustained major damage and the policewoman was taken to La Port Hospital for treatment. The 40 year-old driver of the semi truck received a citation for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.

MyFox8.com reports a tractor-trailer accident that injured 15 people on Wednesday, December 21 near the Transylvania County city of Lake Toxaway, North Carolina. According to representatives of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer driver entered the right shoulder of US 64, overcorrected to re-enter the roadway and jackknifed. The vehicle then struck a van carrying several members of a church. The truck driver received a citation for driving left of center. Four of the injured were listed in critical condition at Mission hospital in Asheville.

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