Posted On: September 29, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

18-Year-Old Dies in Beet Truck Accident

A teen driver died today following a deadly truck accident involving three motor vehicles. The 18-year-old had just driven a 2005 Pontiac into an intersection Interstate when the vehicle was struck by an International semi-truck and trailer that was transporting sugar beets. The teenager’s car crashed into a third vehicle.

The driver of the third vehicle and the truck driver were transported to a hospital for treatment. The teenager, however, died at the crash site.

Today’s tragic semi-truck crash is not the only large truck accident to result in injuries in the last several days. On September 21, four EMS workers got hurt when the emergency vehicle they were riding was involved in a traffic crash with a semi-truck.

The ambulance’s lights were reportedly flashing as its driver made a U-turn. It was at this point that the the semi-truck crashed into the ambulance. The emergency workers were transported to a local hospital for treatment of mild to moderate injuries.

On Friday night, a 47-year-old female driver sustained critical injuries after the 1997 Jeep she was driving was involved in a semi-truck crash. The two passengers riding in the vehicle with Barbara Sell, 17-year-old Larohonda Holland, 17, and Lakesha Holland, sustained injuries that fortunately did not appear to be life-threatening.

In the wake of a serious truck crash, you or your injured loved one may panic and attempt to immediately resolve your truck accident case with a trucking company. In certain instances, representatives for a trucking company or an insurer might try to get you sign away your right to sue in exchange for a lump sum amount. It is a good idea that you speak to a Chicago truck accident lawyer before you agree to settle.

Elk River woman in hospital after semi accident

4 medical workers hurt as ambulance, rig crash, The Buffalo News, September 23, 2009

Beet truck accident kills 18-year-old near Wahpeton, Grand Forks Herald September 29, 2009

Related Web Resources:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Truck Accidents Overview, Justia

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