This month, a California driver of a dump truck waived his right to a hearing after a fatal auto accident that killed a veteran training officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. The dump truck driver will be charged with gross vehicular manslaughter. The 47-year-old truck driver crashed into a police vehicle when his brakes failed on March 7th. According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver owned a trucking company and failed to properly maintain and inspect the dump truck as required by his carrier permit and that the truck’s brakes failed. The 16-year LAPD veteran was pronounced dead at the scene and his female partner was also injured. The truck driver could face up to six years in prison for killing the 40-year-old officer. He remains out on bond and a trial will be scheduled in the coming months.
Truck accidents remain one of the most deadly occurrences on Missouri roadways. Due to their sheer size and weight, truck accidents often result in serious injury or death for the motorist in smaller vehicles. There is always a number of unique factors involved in fatal truck accidents, causing complications when seeking fair compensation for victims. To ensure you receive the proper compensation you deserve, you need the help of a St. Louis truck accident attorney at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident with a commercial tractor-trailer or dump truck, contact the law offices of Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, today. Our legal consultations are with an experienced truck accident attorney and are always free with no obligation.