On Wednesday morning, a truck accident caused a driver to become trapped inside the vehicle. The accident occurred near Wentzville, Missouri when a driver was operating a concrete truck along Highway 61 when he lost control of the vehicle, and it overturned close to Bedford Falls and Peine Road. Emergency crews had to rescue the truck driver because he had become trapped in the vehicle, and he was transported to the hospital. His condition is unknown, and the Wentzville Police are investigating the accident. The highway was closed while crews removed the truck and debris.
Commercial trucks can weigh thousands of pounds, and when involved in an accident the results can be tragic. Truck accidents often result in serious injuries and death due to the size and weight of the vehicle. The causes of truck accidents can vary, but some of the common causes include mechanical defects, lack of vehicle maintenance, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted driving, and fatigued driving. Commercial truck drivers are restricted to operate a truck more than a specific amount of hours a day. However, some truck drivers ignore these laws in order to increase their profit. If a truck accident has left you injured or caused you to lose a loved one, it is important to contact a skilled St. Louis truck accident attorney.
At Meyerkord & Kurth our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience. We will investigate the accident, gather evidence, and negotiate to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. Our attorneys will identify who is responsible for your accident and fight to hold them accountable. Contact us to discuss your accident and receive a free consultation.