A Wednesday morning truck accident closed a roadway for several hours while hazmat crews cleared chicken guts that had been spilled. At around 9:45 a.m., the driver of the tanker truck lost control of the vehicle causing it to overturn near Garner, North Carolina. According to authorities, the tanker truck was filled with animal parts and was traveling along Interstate 40 eastbound. The material spilled along the Interstate was referred to as “chicken guts” and vehicles could be seen sliding along the roadway due to the debris. The accident is under investigation and there is no indication as to what caused the accident or if any injuries were sustained.
Truck accidents are often severe due to their large size and weight, combined with traveling at speeds around 60 mph. Commercial drivers must obtain a CDL, commercial driver’s license because the task of operating a large vehicle can be daunting. Trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and driver’s that fail to operate the vehicle responsibly can cause a devastating accident. Dangerous roadways, improperly loaded cargo, fatigued driving, distracted driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are common causes of truck accidents. If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is important to consult a truck accident attorney to determine if the driver is responsible, or if you have grounds for a third party case.
The skilled St. Louis attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have handled thousands of accidents. Our attorneys have experience with truck accidents and know the most effective way to recover the compensation you deserve for your damages. Our attorneys are available to discuss your case today, contact us for a free consultation.