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Cause of Fatal Trucking Accident Still Unknown

A fatal truck accident occurred on November 9th and left a truck driver dead after his truck plunged over the side of a bridge and into an island. According to The Examiner, the highway patrol is claiming that investigators found that the fatal trucking accident was caused by the truck driver’s excessive speed. However the victim’s family is saying that the detour that is in place on the bridge, and that has resulted in 43 accidents in the past couple months, is to blame for the fatal accident. The actual cause at this time is not yet known, however the driver was going over the posted speed limit at the time of the accident. Information shows that most of the other accidents that occurred at this detour happened when drivers were going at excessive speeds. No trucking accident lawsuit has been filed at this time, and since the driver owned his own truck there is no trucking company that could be sued. Similar trucking accidents occur in Chicago and it is important to ensure that all safety precautions are taken by the city and also that truck drivers follow speed limits. For more in-depth information on the issues that come into play with this fatal trucking accident, click here.