A semi truck accident involving a car left one person dead Wednesday afternoon near Hinton, Oklahoma. The crash occurred on eastbound I-40, near mile marker 106. The sequence of events began with a car stopped on a bridge over the Canadian River. Authorities say that a semi truck then came along and slammed into the back of the stopped vehicle. Sadly, the car burst into flames upon the impact with the semi truck. One individual died in the collision. Police failed to identify the deceased. Authorities are investigating to determine a cause of the accident. Police closed all lanes of I-40 eastbound in the aftermath of the collision.
Oklahoma Semi Truck Accident
Accidents involving semi trucks are some of the worst that we encounter. Often, a semi truck accident leaves the victims with serious injuries, especially if they are in a car. Broken bones, permanent scars, disfigurement and even death are frequent outcomes of a semi accident. Unfortunately, these accidents occur daily on Oklahoma roadways with tragic results.
If you are hurt in an accident with a semi truck, you must first establish fault for the accident. In other words, you must determine which driver was negligent in causing the accident. If it turns out that the truck driver was negligent, then their insurance policy should provide coverage for the case. If the truck driver was not negligent, or if their negligence was outweighed by the negligence of the other driver then the truck driver has no legal liability.
In this case, it is not clear whether the truck or the car caused the accident. The police investigation will have to determine fault. Undoubtedly, the results of the investigation may spur legal action either way.
If you or your loved one has suffered injuries in an accident involving a semi truck, please do not hesitate to call us at 888-352-0624 today. We want to help you get the compensation that you deserve.