It was a chaotic scene in Galesburg, Michigan Friday on I-94 when two separate accidents caused a massive pile up of vehicles, which include 193 total. Furthermore, in the eastbound lanes alone, 26 tractor-trailers were involved in the wreck, including another 34 cars. On the westbound lanes, it included 133 semi trucks, which crashed. Both accidents closed all lanes between Galesburg Exit 88, and Exit 92 for many hours that morning so the scene could be cleared. Although tragic, it is a miracle there was only one fatality amongst the many cars involved.
The person, who died, was 57-year-old truck driver, Jean Larocque from Quebec. Among the many injured, two firefighters were hurt from fireworks that exploded after one of the crashed vehicles caught fire. Likewise, some of the other crashed vehicles contained a load of formic acid and more fireworks. Therefore, the immediate area was evacuated for hours as a safety precaution. Heavy snowfall with whiteouts in the area was primarily blamed for the large amount of crashes.
The knowledgeable St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have more than a century of combined experience, and an outstanding proven track record of success with semi truck, and tractor-trailer accidents. Likewise, our attorneys understand that you and your family's safety is a top priority, and will vehemently fight to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Please contact our office as soon as possible regarding your vehicle accident case, so we can put our skill and expertise to work for you.
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