Multiple Injuries in Semi-Truck Injury Crash
Tulsa, OK (October 14, 2018) On October 14th, a semi-truck injury crash occurred on Highway 75 near Orchelata in Washington County. According to officials, the accident took place in front of a gas station on the northbound lanes of the highway at 2900 Road. As the semi-truck pulled out of the gas station, it crashed into a vehicle, which caused diesel fuel to spill out on the road. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol had to shut down the lanes in order to clean up the mess. Emergency responders transported injured victims to the hospital, but the severity of their injuries is unknown at this time. The police are currently investigating the accident.
Vehicle Accidents in Oklahoma
The federal government now has certain requirements for truck drivers to ensure that they are driving responsibly on the road. Some of the regulations include keeping a logbook, no drinking while driving, no texting, and no driving after a number of hours. The logbook helps truck companies keep track of not only the truck driver’s activities, but also the maintenance of the truck. In this accident, it seems as though negligence played a role in causing the accident. Once the police figure out what led up to the accident, there’s a possibility that personal injury lawsuits will be filed.
Truck accidents can be complicated, especially since there are a variety of different parties that could be liable, including the truck company, a cargo loader, a maintenance provider, a manufacturer, and more. At McGuire Law Firm, we have experienced lawyers on our team who have helped assist clients who were involved in truck collisions. We believe our clients should be compensated for medical expenses, loss of wages, vehicle damages, and more. If you, or someone you love, received injuries in a truck accident, call (405) 513-5658.