The Day News reported last week on another truck accident that involved multiple big-rigs and sent one driver to the hospital in critical condition.
The injured truck driver was carrying a load of cranberries in his trailer last Thursday, around 7:15pm. He was traveling along Interstate 95 in Connecticut. As so frequently happens in these events, the truck driver came upon stopped traffic on the highway. However, the driver was unable to account for the slowed vehicles in front of him. As a result, his truck smashed into the back of another tractor-trailer-this one a flatbed-that was at the end of the traffic jam. The flatbed truck was then propelled forward striking a regular box truck that was in front of it. In total, three large trucks were involved in the crash.
The driver of the vehicle that caused the devastation was trapped in his cabin following the accident. Emergency crews who responded to the scene were forced to extricate him from the vehicle. He suffered life-threatening wounds and was flown to a nearby hospital. He remains in critical condition. Fortunately, the two other truck drivers involved in the accident were not hurt.
Our Chicago truck accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti continue to ring the bell for improved safety and awareness between trucks and all other drivers and pedestrians on or near the road. By far the most common form of highway accident involves fast-traveling vehicles coming upon slowed traffic and failing to stop in time. It is never a good idea to become accustomed to a certain roadway speed-the build-up of traffic takes only a short time. Failure to account for that build-up can literally cause life destroying accidents. Please remain alert to that possibility while on the roadway and contact a truck accident attorney if you know a victim of someone else’s failure to heed that advice.