Car accidents happen every single day with varying degrees of consequences. When an accident involves a commercial truck, however, the repercussions can be serious due to the vehicle's size. Unfortunately, three people in West Virginia were recently sent to the hospital following a truck accident.
Emergency workers claim they received reports about the collision one afternoon on a day in late March. The 43-year-old driver of a pickup truck reportedly slowed in order to take a left turn when the vehicle was hit in the rear by a dump truck. Both the driver of the pickup and the 68-year-old male driver of the dump truck were transported to the hospital by helicopter.
The force of the impact also pushed the pickup truck across the center line, causing a head-on collision with a vehicle driven by a 31-year-old driver. That driver was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Police say that all drivers are currently in stable condition. It is unclear if criminal charges are expected to be filed; however, the accident remains under investigation.
Unfortunately, many people who are injured in a truck accident such as this face a long road to recovery. They are often unable to work. The costs of their medical care in combination with loss of wages while they receive proper treatment and heal often creates a precarious financial situation. As a result, many in West Virginia injured because of another's negligence seek recompense in civil court. A successfully presented case could result in an award of damages that allows victims to focus on their recovery.
Source: mydailyregister.com, "Multi-vehicle accident injures three people", Beth Sergent, March 25, 2016