Amtrak Train Derailment Causes Point to Common Road Dangers

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. While it still isn’t entirely clear why an Amtrak train derailed in Washington, leaving three people dead and another 100 hospitalized, initial reports indicate that speeding and distracted driving may be involved. It’s a sadly common story. A driver looks down at his or her phone and, in doing so, misses the […]

By |January 10th, 2018|Categories: Truck Accident News|0 Comments

Logging Truck Accident in Washington State Leaves Four with Injuries

Seattle, WA- The timber industry is an important part of the Washington state economy, providing 15 percent of manufacturing jobs and accounting for 1.5 percent of employment statewide, according to the Washington State Loggers Association. Consequently, logging trucks are a critical component of the timber industry, so they are a common sight on the highways […]

By |January 10th, 2018|Categories: Truck Accident News|0 Comments

Truck Driver Says Gust of Wind Caused Pennsylvania Crash

Philadelphia, PA-With winter pounding Pennsylvania with snow, ice, and near sub-zero temperatures, traffic accidents are inevitable. Inclement weather severely affects road conditions and set the stage for a commercial trucking accident. A recent example of the role weather plays in truck crashes is exhibited by a Philadelphia crash involving a jackknifed tractor-trailer.

Trucker Blames Wind for […]

By |January 9th, 2018|Categories: Truck Accident News|0 Comments

Two Killed in Illinois Semi-Truck Accident

Chicago, IL- Approximately 31 percent of fatal truck crashes involved head-on impact in 2016, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That’s nearly a third of fatal truck accidents in the U.S. That’s a shocking statistic and is evidence of how deadly head-on crashes are, a fact that is further illustrated by a fatal […]

By |January 8th, 2018|Categories: Truck Accident News|0 Comments

Colorado Firefighters Injured When Semi Strikes Fire Engine

Denver, CO- One of the more common traffic mistakes for both passenger vehicle motorists and truck drivers is right of way violations. A failure to yield violation can result in a crash and some victims suffer life-threatening injuries under the wrong circumstances. A recent crash in Colorado that left four firefighters with severe to minor […]

By |January 8th, 2018|Categories: Truck Accident News|0 Comments

Washington State Trucking Company Accused of Multiple Violations

Olympia, WA- Some trucking companies and drivers see federal regulations as burdens and ignore them putting their lives and the lives of others at risk. When a driver or trucking company repeatedly endangers the safety of others, they can be ordered to cease operations and close up shop.

Tumwater, Washington Trucking Company Accused Violation Multiple Federal […]

By |January 5th, 2018|Categories: Truck Accident News|0 Comments

Truck Driver Taken Out Service After Causing Drugged Driving Accident in Arizona

Las Vegas, NV- Truck drivers are in command of large and heavy vehicles, so they need to be clear-headed. It is illegal for any motorist to be impaired by drugs or alcohol if they are behind the wheel, but some people including truck drivers ignore the law. Just this week, a truck driver was taken […]

By |January 5th, 2018|Categories: Truck Accident News|0 Comments

$4.75 Million Settlement Approved for Illinois Woman Hit by a Municipal Garbage Truck

Chicago, IL-A Cook County woman, was recently awarded a $4.75 million personal injury settlement after she was injured by a municipal garbage truck in 2016. The payment was approved in a city council meeting on December 18, 2017.

Evanston Aldermen Approve Million-Dollar Settlement for Truck Accident Victim

The Evanston City Council approved a $4.75 million settlement for […]

By |January 4th, 2018|Categories: Truck Accident News|0 Comments

Distracted Trucker Causes Double Fatal Collision in Indiana

Indianapolis, IN- Driving a large truck not only takes skill, but it also requires focus. An inattentive or distracted trucker can set the stage for a deadly traffic accident. A recent five-vehicle crash in Indiana is a reminder of the perils of distracted driving.

Two Die in an Indiana Chain-Reaction Collision Involving Three Semis, a Box […]

By |January 4th, 2018|Categories: Truck Accident News|0 Comments

Truck Driver Dies in Fiery Collision in St. Louis-Area

St. Louis, MO- Speed is a factor in many of the commercial trucking accidents that occur each year in the U.S.  Usually, those speed-related crashes involve drivers traveling over the speed limit, but there are risks associated with driving slower than the posted speed limit. On a highway or interstate, driving too slow interrupts the […]

By |January 4th, 2018|Categories: Truck Accident News|0 Comments