Family Sues Truck Driver After accident Kills Three Children
Posted on January 30th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
The semi-truck driver pled no contest and was sentenced to a year in jail this month to charges of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter after he crashed his semi-truck into the back of a van last August. The semi-truck collision killed the three children in the backseat, ages 5, 4, and 2. All were strapped into child-safety seats.
The truck driver pled no contest claiming that he thinks about those three children every day, a memory that has made him certain he will never drive a truck again. The family filed a civil lawsuit against the driver alleging his negligence and failure to pay attention to the road made it difficult to avoid the stopped traffic. Cell phone records also suggest that the driver was checking his voicemail at the time of the accident. According to the family’s attorney, the year sentence has only given the family partial closure.
Semi-trucks cause some of the most devastating and dangerous auto accidents every year. If you or a loved one were injured in a trucking accident, the Page Cagle Truck Accident Attorneys are here to help you determine if you in fact have a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Our legal team has successfully litigated truck accident cases all over the state. Contact Zane T. Cagle at 1(314) 276-1681 for a free consultation today..