Semi-Truck Causes Crash Injuring Two Teens
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
On Thursday, a serious
auto accident involving two vehicles and a semi-truck sent two teenagers to the hospital
in serious condition. A 16-year-old male driver was traveling home after
school in Brown County, Illinois, near Mt. Sterling with his 12-year-old
sister as a passenger. As the boy headed east on U.S. 24 he slowed down
attempting to make a turn, a semi-truck collided with the rear of his
vehicle pushing it into oncoming traffic. The car collided with a pickup
truck traveling west causing horrific damages to the vehicle. Emergency
crews responded to the crash and both teens were rushed to an area hospital
with serious injuries. Authorities gave the driver of the semi-truck citations
for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
Traffic accidents involving semi-trucks, unfortunately, occur too frequently.
Occupational drivers often have high demands of traveling for extended
distances and lengths of time which can be very dangerous. Fatigued driving,
distracted driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
are often the main causes of semi-truck accidents. Despite the fact that
there are laws in place to prevent truck drivers from traveling for more
than a specific set of hours, drivers continue to push the limit on what
is considered safe and responsible driving causing hundreds of accidents
Are you or someone you love suffering from damages caused by a truck accident?
If so, it is imperative that you contact an experienced personal injury
attorney. Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC is a St. Louis personal injury
law firm that has the expertise and experience to best handle your case.
Our attorneys will fight to provide you with the maximum compensation
for your damages.
Contact our office today to receive a free consultation.