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Speed has the Potential to kill when driving an 18-Wheeler

Head on collisions with a semi generally don’t come out in anyone’s favor. At least in this case, while there were serious injuries, there were no fatalities. In this instance a semi and Ford pickup tangled in Idaho.

The Ford pickup was seen to virtually slide through the median on the Interstate; crossing over into the oncoming traffic’s lane. This is when the semi-truck traveling in the opposite direction slammed into the truck. From the accident reports it appears the Ford pickup driver lost control of his truck, smacked into the median, flipped over it due to the force of hitting it, and landed in the left lane on the eastbound side of the highway. The tractor trailer smashed into the truck; pushing it accordion style back into the median.

Responding EMS crews took both of the Ford’s passengers to the hospital. The driver was in serious condition, the passenger fared well enough to be treated and released with minor injuries. The semi driver came out of the incident unscathed. The road was shut down for several hours to clean up the pieces of truck scattered across the highway and for the police to start an accident investigation.

According to the accident report filed by the State police, speed and slick driving conditions were definitely factors in this accident. What other factors were there? Only time will tell, but some of the other issues that could still come to light here are the driver of the Ford using a cell phone, texting, not paying attention to the road conditions and driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

The Ford pickup passenger and the semi driver, in what may be a bit of a twist in an accident involving a big rig (the rig driver not being at fault), may have good personal injury cases to discuss with their attorneys. Both the trucker and the passenger may be looking at fairly lengthy cases when they file and face months or years of waiting for a settlement.

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