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Massachusetts pedestrian killed in tractor trailer accident

Truck accident victims enjoy legal protections it can be helpful to be familiar with. Massachusetts' authorities recently reported that a 68-year old woman was struck and killed by a commercial truck. Following the accident, authorities were inspecting the tractor trailer that struck and killed the victim. The tractor trailer is owned by a soft drink company. The pedestrian victim was crossing the street during daylight hours when the 38-year old driver of the tractor trailer struck her; authorities report she may have been crossing against the light. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

The dangers of truck drivers texting and driving

As our post discussed, texting while driving is dangerous, and people's attitudes towards texting and driving may not always align with their actions concerning the subject. When truck drivers are texting and driving, an already dangerous situation becomes more dangerous. Commercial trucks can weigh between 80,000 and 105,000 pounds, which makes the potential consequences of a truck accident significant.

Worcester truck accident claims a life

Victims of truck accidents should be aware that the legal system is prepared to help them in different ways following a truck accident. Law enforcement authorities in Worcester are questioning a truck driver believed to be involved in a recent fatal truck accident in Worcester. The 60-year old victim was struck by the dump truck at an intersection and later died in the hospital from the serious injuries he suffered in the truck accident. According to witnesses, the truck driver did not stop after hitting the victim. With the help of witness reports and surveillance cameras, law enforcement investigators were able to identify the truck driver and locate him; he was taken to police headquarters to be questioned.

Semi-truck accident claims child's life and injures 3 others

Truck accidents can be frightening which is why victims of truck accidents are protected by the legal system. A semi-truck accident about an hour south of Worcester recently killed a young child and injured three others, including a 9-year old girl. According to witnesses, the driver of the passenger vehicle slowed with other traffic for an accident in the shoulder, however, the semi truck behind the passenger vehicle did not slow. The tractor trailer hit the passenger vehicle and struck two other vehicles. All three suffered serious injuries; the 25-year old mother of the 3-year old boy who was killed was awake but obviously distraught. The woman's young daughter and a 26-year old male passenger in the vehicle were both in intensive care.

Head-on collision between truck and SUV kills woman

Truck accidents can have a shattering impact on the lives of victims. A semi truck accident about 90 minutes northeast of Worcester recently claimed the life of a 59-year old woman. The driver of the tractor trailer that crossed the median and struck the woman's SUV was driving for a company out of Massachusetts. The tractor trailer crashed through a steel guardrail, through a median and into the woman's SUV head-on. Authorities from the state police commercial vehicle enforcement unit were called in to examine the truck for mechanical defects and speak to the 58-year-old truck driver.

Truck accidents by the numbers

Massachusetts truck crash statistics may seem somewhat startling at first, but the legal process provides options for victims harmed in a truck accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that, 3,921 people were killed in 2012 by large trucks. That same year, 104,000 people were injured by large trucks. In 2012, 333,000 big trucks were involved in truck accidents.

Truck rolls over onto passenger vehicle in Massachusetts

At times, sharing the roadways with trucks can be intimidating. A frightening truck accident in a nearby community recently illustrated this concern. The truck accident took place when a large dump truck rolled over onto a passenger vehicle while in the roadway. The driver of the passenger vehicle was taken to the hospital following the accident; the driver's injuries were described as minor. The truck accident is still be investigated by police.

Massachusetts bicyclist's leg pinned in garbage truck accident

Recovery from a truck accident can be extensive which is why victims may need help with the damages suffered as the result of a truck accident. A garbage truck in neighboring Boston recently struck a bicyclist; following the accident, the bicyclist was trapped under the garbage truck. The accident occurred at an intersection as the bicyclist was riding a rented bicycle rented through the Hubway program. The bicyclist's leg was trapped under the garbage truck. According to police, the bicyclist suffered non-life threatening injuries in the accident.

Comedian Tracy Morgan sues Walmart for truck accident

Comedian Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against national retailer Walmart following a truck accident that injured Morgan and several others, as well as killed another comedian. The truck accident that left Morgan with broken ribs, a broken nose and broken leg occurred in a nearby East Coast state. The truck accident occurred when the truck rear-ended Morgan's vehicle. According to a preliminary report of the accident from the National Transportation Safety Board, the driver of the truck was 20 miles over the speed limit at the time of the accident and was nearing the maximum drive-time limit. The truck driver has been charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto.

Popular comedian in critical condition following truck accident

When a truck accident occurs, it can commonly be more severe than a passenger-vehicle only accident. Massachusetts residents may have heard about a recent East Coast truck accident that injured a prominent comedian and actor, as well as several others, and killed another comedian. A national chain retailer may face liability for the truck accident.

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