Posted on July 28th, 2010 by Zane Cagle
Sixteen of 34 cattle survived a two semi truck accident last night at about 11:50 p.m. One driver was talking to another driver on his CB radio when he crashed into the rear of the box trailer. Upon impact, the truck caught on fire and the driver dove out of the driver’s side window that was partially down. The driver was unable to extinguish the fire that caused the trailer tires to explode and blew the bottom out of the aluminum cattle hauler.
The driver of the other truck, a Volvo semi-box trailer was not seriously injured nor was the driver of the cattle semi. However, the cattle truck, a 1999 Peterbilt semi was a total loss as were some of the cattle. The driver of the cattle truck was cited for driving too closely. As well, westbound and eastbound traffic on Interstate 94 were closed for most of the night due to several cows running loose and officials afraid they cattle would jump the three foot median. When a vehicle the size of a tractor-trailer crashes into an object or other vehicle, the property damage can be very costly for trucking companies and individuals. When a truck driver is negligent, the effects are often deadly. Catastrophic injuries can be a result of truck accidents as well as wrongful deaths. If you or a loved one were hurt in a semi truck accident due to the negligent or reckless driving, you may have a legal claim for compensation.
Contact the Cagle Law today to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney and dedicated St. Louis personal injury lawyer about filing a personal injury claim or wrongful death claim to schedule a consultation to discuss your claim, please contact the firm today at (314) 276-1681