Ten people were injured on a Memphis road after a nine vehicle crash occurred on the morning of April 11. The pile-up occurred on Riverdale Road near Holmes Road in Memphis. Shelby County Sheriff's Office reported a flatbed tractor-trailer caused the crash after slamming into a car at a stoplight on Riverdale Road. The tractor-trailer was moving at such a speed that it slammed into the first car causing 7 other cars in line to be damaged. Ten people were taken to a hospital to receive medical treatment for their injuries. One of the ten people suffered severe injuries and is in critical condition. One witness claims the tractor-trailer was speeding and could not stop in time. The crash is still under investigation. The driver has not yet been charged.
Severe and fatal accident are caused every day by tractor-trailers. When a vessel of that size crashes into other cars on the road, catastrophic damages occur. While trucking companies are heavily regulated, drivers of tractor-trailers are still being found negligent and reckless. Fatal tractor-trailer accidents can be caused by drivers operating the massive vehicle while drunk, tired or distracted. Other factors, such as negligence of a trucking company may also be to blame.
If you have been injured in a tractor-trailer accident, it's important to contact Meyerkord & Kurth. You need a professional to investigate the accident to determine if the driver or the trucking company is at fault. Meyerkord & Kurth has the experience and skill to battle the big trucking companies. Whatever the cause of your accident, our attorneys are prepared to fight aggressively to recover the compensation you are entitled. Contact us now to speak with a Missouri truck accident lawyer and determine whether you have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim.