The hot celebrity news at this moment concerns Justin Bieber running his monster pickup truck tire over the leg of one the many paparazzi blocking his path as he left a church service on Wednesday evening.
Tragedy struck Christmas shoppers in a small town in Iowa when a small truck crashed through the barriers and front doors of their local Wal-Mart, killing three and injuring two others. The driver of the truck was an older man, driving alone, and the preliminary investigation indicates that this was heart-breaking and tragic, but not intentional.
It was 8:30 a.m. on a freezing winter morning when I received the call, the call all parents hope they will never receive. The call was from the Ruby Hospital emergency department notifying us that two of our young adult children had been taken by ambulance for treatment after a motor vehicle collision in Morgantown.
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An Aurora woman was killed in a head-on collision on Veterans Memorial Highway in Terra Alta on Thursday, August 14, 2014. State Police say the thirty-four year old woman was driving west on Route 7 in a curve east of Delano's Furniture and west of Hopemont Hospital at about 2:30 p.m. Her vehicle was struck head-on by a truck that had veered left-of-center and crashed into her car causing the fatal collision. A twenty-six year old in the truck was flown to Ruby Memorial with non-life threatening injuries.
Fatigued semi-trailer drivers are a significant safety risk on our roads here in West Virginia and across the country. Federal regulations limit the number of hours a trucker can be on the road without rest, but some say that these rules need to be even stricter. In the aftermath of a truck accident that left one man dead and critically injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan among others, this issue has landed under a spotlight.
Those who are involved in commercial truck accidents in West Virginia are often wise to seek legal guidance as soon as possible. This is because it may be possible to hold the trucker and the truck company legally accountable, potentially among other parties as well. It can be important that a skilled attorney is on the case right away as truck companies are notorious for minimizing truck accident claims and critical evidence and record books often tend to disappear soon after a truck accident.
Accidents involving semi-trailers and other commercial trucks often result in catastrophes. The sheer weight and size of these vehicles poses a severe risk to the occupants of other vehicles on the roads; and trailer cargo can be hazardous to entire towns in the event of a crash.