Articles Tagged with Auto-Tractor Trailer Accident

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Auto-truck accidents can be serious or deadly for the occupants of the vehicle because of the large weight differential between the auto and the truck.

The driver of a 2000 Ford Taurus slowed down and stopped at a traffic light when the vehicle was rear-ended by a Freightliner tractor-trailer, according to an Ohio State Highway Patrol. Both drivers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The child was airlifted to the hospital, where he died a short time later. Both drivers had been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, and the child was securely fastened in a booster seat.

Any charges would be pending the results of the investigation. Police have stated that they do not believe alcohol or drugs were factors.

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Louisiana State Police identified an Alexandria man as the deceased victim in a fiery I-10 crash.

The crash occurred as congestion slowed traffic around 5:30 pm. According to police, the driver of a Freightliner 18-wheeler failed to reduce speed as he approached the slower traffic. He struck the rear of a 2006 GMC Sierra, sending the Sierra off the side of the road. The semi continued forward, striking the rear of a 2004 Chevy Impala and pushing it into the back of another 18-wheeler. The momentum from the impact caused the second 18-wheeler to strike a 2004 Ford F-250.

The Impala was crushed between the two semis and a fire fully engulfed all three vehicles. The fire burned for about an hour and closed both sides of I-10; the Impala was unrecognizable when it was pulled from the wreckage. Its 26-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene; six other people in the chain-reaction crash sustained minor to moderate injuries.

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Tiredness and fatigue can often affect one’s driving long before it is noticeable. In such cases, accidents are often more serious because reaction times are delayed or the driver fails to react at all. When a tractor trailer is involved, the results are even more devastating due to the weight and size of the truck. If a trucker drives beyond the regulated hours and fatigue sets in or he falls asleep behind the wheel, the driver and the trucking company may be liable for the accident.

A West Virginia woman filed a lawsuit against a commercial motor carrier and one of its drivers, alleging negligence resulted in the death of her husband.

According to the lawsuit, the commercial truck driver fell asleep behind the wheel, lost control, and struck the victim’s car. The plaintiff also alleges that the defendants failed to properly and adequately inspect the truck to ensure that the tires were safe and negligently placed the truck into service even when the treads were excessively worn. She seeks a trial by jury and compensation medical, funeral and burial expenses, lost earnings and loss of companionship.

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An investigation is ongoing in a deadly crash involving a tractor-trailer that struck a 1997 Toyota sedan on the Cross Bronx Expressway early in the morning of March 27. The truck driver fled the scene, but was later apprehended at a rest stop in Ridgefield, New Jersey. Authorities administered a breathalyzer test which confirmed he was legally drunk. He was taken into custody and charged with a commercial driver DUI. Criminal charges against the truck driver are expected in both New York and New Jersey.

The 25-year-old driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene; two women in the car with him were taken to the hospital in critical condition. Both are expected to survive.

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A Missouri man has filed a lawsuit alleging that on February 20, 2016, he was driving with his four-year-old son when a tractor trailer veered into his lane, spinning his car violently down the highway before coming to a rest in the median. As a result, the plaintiff said he suffered physical injuries and lost income, and incurred medical expenses amounting to $295,000.

The lawsuit holds the truck driver liable for negligence and alleges the trucker’s employer is responsible for failing to provide continuing education and training to its employees for safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle. The plaintiff also alleges that the defendants violated the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. He requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for a sum in excess of $100,000.