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Missouri truck accident leaves 1 man dead

Accidents involving commercial, construction and dump trucks can leave victims injured, often fatally. The potential hazards and dangers that these trucks represent to motorists traveling in close proximity are numerous. Truck accidents rank among the most dangerous of all types of collisions in Missouri. They are often necessary for construction projects of many sorts; therefore, motorists must be aware of the presence of these vehicles and potential risks associated with a truck accident.

Recently, a Missouri man was pronounced dead after running into the back of a semi-truck. Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that the driver of the semi-truck had turned on the hazard lights because of mechanical difficulties the vehicle was experiencing. The driver of a 2010 Chevrolet Express van rear-ended the semi-truck after failing to notice the flashing lights engaged on the semi.

The man driving the van was taken to a local medical center in serious condition, but he lost his life later in the evening. The driver of the semi-truck did not report any injuries. The authorities note that the man driving the van was not employing the use of a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Due to the complexity of the specific set of rules and regulations related to truck accidents, accident victims need experienced and knowledgeable professionals to support them in the aftermath of a truck collision. A commercial truck accident frequently ends in severe and debilitating injuries for the passengers involved because of the sheer size and mechanics associated with the trucks. Missouri accident victims and loved ones can benefit from seeking legal guidance to protect rights in the event of a truck collision. In this case, if any form of negligence on the part of the semi driver is found to have contributed to the cause of the accident, the family of the deceased van driver may wish to file a claim for financial restitution.

Source:, DirecTV truck driver killed in accident on I-170, Brandie Piper, Dec. 26, 2013

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