Truck Driver Charged with Homicide by Vehicle
Posted on June 29th, 2010 by Zane Cagle
A truck driver has been charged with homicide by vehicle in a deadly five car crash on Route 209 in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, that has killed one and left several others with catastrophic injuries. Last Thursday evening four vehicles were stopped at a red light facing northbound when the tractor-trailer traveling northbound in the right lane failed to stop and crashed into the back of a Mini Cooper. The Mini Cooper then struck a Chevrolet Corvette and then crossed the intersection and crashed into a guard rail. The Corvette was pushed into the left lane and collided with a Chrysler 300. After striking the Mini Cooper the tractor trailer then continued straight and hit a Hyundai Santa Fe. The Hyundai was shoved into the intersection and the tractor trailer veered off the road and crashed into a traffic control pole and caught fire. The traffic control pole then fell on the Hyundai. The driver of the Hyundai and her passenger were air lifted to an area hospital.
The truck driver was arraigned on charges of homicide by vehicle, following too close, and careless driving. 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. personal injury To schedule a consultation to discuss your claim, please contact the firm today at (314) 276-1681