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Missouri Man Killed By Loose Trailer. Widow Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

On June 30, a Missouri man was pronounced dead at the scene of an auto accident when a trailer detached from a dump truck and smashed into his Ford F-150 pick-up. His wife, a passenger in the pick-up, was seriously injured. Due to the force of the impact the trailer and the pick-up truck had to be pried apart with a backhoe.

Less than two weeks later, the widow has filed has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of a dump truck and the owner of the trailer alleging that her husband’s death was caused when the trailer completely detached from the hitch. According to the lawsuit, the driver of the dump truck was negligent because:
*there were no safety chains attaching the trailer to the dump truck.
*no air brakes on the rear wheels of the trailer.
*no working lights on the rear of the trailer because the plugs on the trailer and dump truck were incompatible.
*the locking lever on the dump truck’s hitch was not fully set leaving a gap and loosening in the hitch.

The lawsuit also claims that due to the negligence of the driver and the owner of the trailer, the trailer was unsafely being towed on a public highway. If the trailer was attached properly it should not have come loose.

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