Truck Driver Responsible for Multi-Car Accident

Police determined that a truck driver caused a crash that caused hours of delays on May 2. The truck rear-ended a Chevrolet Colorado, resulting in damage to four cars and sending five people to the hospital.

A tanker truck owned by Cryogenic Transportation Inc. was travelling south on Interstate 395 when it struck a Chevrolet Colorado that was sitting in slow moving traffic. The collision set off a chain reaction, totaling the Chevrolet Colorado and a Subaru Impreza.  A Chevrolet G3500 and a Mitsubishi Lancer sustained minimal damage.

An ambulance transported all of the drivers, including the 62-year-old truck driver, to William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich. The only exception was John Foran, the driver of the Chevrolet Colorado. An emergency medical helicopter flew him to Hartford Hospital for a head injury.

I Was Injured in a Trucking Accident. Who Do I Call?

Determining liability in a trucking accident can be more difficult than an accident involving two vehicles. Many factors could contribute to the crash, including:

  • The mental and physical state of the driver
  • How well the truck was maintained
  • The weight and distribution of the load the truck was carrying
  • Weather and road conditions

It can also be difficult to find records and information about the trucking company or driver. For instance, a certified truck inspector must inspect any commercial truck or trailer involved in an accident before it is removed from the scene. These reports contain crucial information, but are not included in the police report. To gain access to this information, you have to contact the appropriate government agency.

Knowing the law is crucial to winning any trucking case. If you would like to discuss a truck accident for yourself or on behalf of a loved one, please contact Metier Law Firm today. We have experienced attorneys who can help you learn more about the law and your rights.

Metier Law Firm, LLC – Injury Attorneys Serving Clients Nationwide

Source: http://www.norwichbulletin.com/article/20140502/NEWS/140509862/1994/NEWS

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