Posted On: April 22, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

Chicago Truck Accident Lawyers: Three People Injured After Being Dragged Under Large Trucks

In three separate US truck accidents this month, three people were injured after being dragged by and trapped under large trucks. In Wyoming, Marvin Bushor was reportedly in good condition after he was dragged approximately 55 feet while under a semitrailer on Monday.

Bushor was repairing the truck when the trucker, thinking that Bushor was no longer under the vehicle, began backing up the truck. He stopped the vehicle when he realized that Bushor was still underneath. Police say the truck driver did not receive a ticket because the incident was an accident.

In another truck accident on Monday, this one involving a dump truck, worker Airsteed Bell was putting roadway demolition cones in a Florida construction zone when he was hit by a truck that was moving in reverse to unload asphalt.

Police say truck driver Alexis Martin failed to see Bell and he ran his dump truck over the 71-year-old man who became pinned underneath the right rear tires of the truck. He stayed trapped under the truck until he was rescued by the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue. As of Tuesday, he was still in critical condition.

In yet a third truck accident, a woman got trapped under a dump truck for two hours last Tuesday while in her car. Kara Walden Benton and her husband Chad Michael Benton were riding in their 2007 Honda Civic when a dump truck, operated by Edmund Theodore Jackson, crossed the center line in the opposite lane and hit them.

The truck hit their car before turning onto its side and landing on the Honda. Chad was able to get out of the car but Kara was trapped inside. Two heavy duty wreckers and several fighters had to work together to extricate her from the truck accident site.

Gillette man survives being dragged by semitrailer, Rapid City Journal, April 22, 2009

Man trapped beneath dump truck remains in critical condition, Miami Herald, April 21, 2009
Woman survives being pinned under truck,, April 14, 2009

Related Web Resource:
Truck Accidents Web Resources, Justia

Contact our Chicago truck accident law firm today for a free case evaluation about whether you have grounds for filing an Illinois personal injury claim.

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