A major tractor-trailer accident in western Kansas seriously injures five people over the weekend. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer struck an all-terrain vehicle in Copeland. The accident happened on Saturday night at the intersection of U.S. 56 and a county road. The KHP reports a 35-year-old driver of an ATV was struck by a 2015 tractor-trailer when he tried to make a left turn. The ATV was carrying four passengers including two children, and all were seriously injured. They were taken to a hospital in Garden City and their condition is unknown. The Florida man driving the tractor-trailer was trying to pass the ATV on the left when it struck the ATV. The tractor-trailer then lost control and rolled over into a ditch. The tractor-trailer driver was transported to a hospital in Dodge City. The tractor-trailer and ATV accident is under investigation.Collisions involving tractor-trailers are some of the most serious accidents on America’s roadways. In large cities such as St. Louis, trucking accidents have increased due to the higher number of trucks on the road delivering products throughout the area. Commercial trucks are massive, heavy machines, which have a higher potential for causing injuries and death during accidents. Truck accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have helped countless victims reach restitution after serious crashes involving tractor-trailers. If you are up against a trucking company and you know you are not at fault for the traffic accident, contact a truck accident attorney today and let us help you fight for you rightful compensation. Our proven track record of success make us St. Louis’ best personal injury attorneys. Contact Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, today for a free case evaluation.
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