A truck accident in Detriot, Michigan killed a man on Thursday afternoon. According to the Michigan State Police, a semi-truck tanker was traveling southbound on Interstate 275 when the driver crashed into a road crew. A Wayne’s County Commission truck was parked with an arrow board activated near Michigan Avenue when the semi-truck collided with it and the crew at around 2 p.m. The impact resulted in the death of the semi-truck driver, and the driver of the commission truck was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The area near the accident was closed for several hours while authorities investigate the accident and clear debris. The cause of the accident is not yet known, and the identity of the driver has not been released.
Auto accidents involving commercial trucks often result in serious injuries and fatalities. On average, a commercial truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and when combined with a speed of around 60 mph, the impact is devastating. Truck accidents can be caused by mechanical defects, design flaws, dangerous roadways, and negligent driving. Truck drivers responsible for negligent driving are often guilty of fatigued driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted driving, and inattentive driving.
The experienced St. Louis truck accident attorneys at The Morris Law Firm will investigate the accident to determine liability. Once established, our attorneys will fight to hold all negligent parties accountable while recovering the maximum compensation for your damages. Contact our office today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.