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January 16, 2018
Edward Smith

Dump Truck Accident Injures Hilmar Man

Dump Truck Accident Injures Hilmar Man

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced car accident lawyer. A Hilmar man was driving a tri-axle dump truck in a rural area of Merced County during the afternoon of Monday, January 8, 2018. The man was involved in a serious accident with the truck and, unfortunately, suffered traumatic injuries as a result.

We hope for a speedy and full recovery for the man that suffered injuries in this frightening truck accident.

What Happened?

A 69-year-old Hilmar man was behind the wheel of a 1999 International dump truck on Turlock Road. For unknown reasons, the man allegedly allowed the truck to veer off the roadway. The man attempted to overcorrect the truck to get back onto the roadway but, unfortunately, the truck veered across both lanes of travel moments before colliding with a power pole. The impact of the collision caused the truck to overturn as a result.

Dump Truck Catches Fire

Emergency crews from Cal Fire were called to the scene of the truck accident. Upon arrival, crews discovered that the cab of the dump truck was fully engulfed in flames. The fire was immediately put out by firefighters.

Nature of Injuries

Fortunately, the Hilmar man was able to escape out of the burning truck without suffering any burn injuries. However, reports indicated that the man did suffer lacerations from the crash. It is not yet known whether he was hospitalized for his injuries.

What Caused the Accident?

A cause of the accident has not been identified. Investigators from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) generally require one to two weeks from the date of the accident to process a Traffic Collision Report.

Accidents Involving Poorly Maintained Trucks

Large commercial trucks may travel more than 100,000 miles in a calendar year. Big rigs are susceptible to extreme wear and tear due to the high number of miles traveled. Trucking companies are obligated to keep up with vehicle maintenance, perform routine safety inspections and addressing any known safety concerns. Truck accidents may happen at any time when a trucking company fails to properly maintain their vehicles. The types of injuries from such accidents may be catastrophic or even fatal in nature due to the weight of these large trucks. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a poorly maintained truck or errant truck driver, it is crucial to discuss the details of your claim with a Merced personal injury lawyer. An attorney with years of experience will investigate further into the matter and shed light on the responsible party for incurred losses.

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