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Man killed in two-truck crash

The trucking industry is an integral part of the country's economy. These vehicles' size allows them to carry heavy freight across state lines, which means that not only do state laws apply to them, but so does federal law. Trucking hours, freight, and size are all aspects that are regulated in an attempt to ensure safety on the roadways for truckers and other motorists. A truck accident oftentimes leaves those in a passenger vehicle with serious injuries, as the disparity in the vehicle sizes means a car driver is less protected.

There are instances where even another truck is not safe on the road, as a recent accident in Indiana demonstrated. A semi-truck pulling two trailers in the early morning hours was loaded with wood flooring and other freight and traveling down the highway when one of the tractors became detached. According to the police, the detached trailer came to a rest on the outer shoulder, but one corner of it continued to poke out into the right lane.

No emergency triangles were placed behind the trailer after it became detached. Another truck pulling a trailer struck the detached trailer, splitting it open and causing the load to fall out. The second truck's cab came off the frame of the tractor. The 53-year-old driver of the second truck died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

Motor vehicle accidents, especially truck accidents, can wreak havoc on the lives of accident victims and their loved ones. Medical treatment and funeral expenses are often costs that an average family has not catered for and can be even more difficult to cover if wages are being lost. It might be possible to recover these costs through a civil suit with the help of an experienced attorney.

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