Posted On: July 27, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Tractor-Trailer Accident Involving Stopped Pickup Truck Kills Woman

A tractor-trailer crash on Friday on Interstate 79 involving a stopped GMC Sonoma pickup truck has left one woman dead and one man with injuries. The deadly semi-truck accident happened after the pickup truck had stopped in a driving lane.

A few items had fallen out of the pickup truck’s bed and the driver had stopped the vehicle to collect them. While other motorists were able to drive around the GMC, the tractor-trailer struck the smaller truck.

The female motor vehicle crash victim was pronounced dead at the truck accident site. The man was airlifted to a local hospital.

In other recent tractor-trailer accident news, four people were hurt on July 19 when a semi-truck and a pickup truck collided on a highway. The large truck was transporting hazardous materials, and sulfuric acid spilled onto the road.

The four truck accident victims were flown to a hospital. Hazmat crews arrived to help clean up the spill. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the semi-truck accident.

On June 22, a 17-year-old boy, who is being called “Miracle Man”, survived getting hit by a Frelightline semi-trailer while he was on his bicycle. The semi-truck crash happened as trucker Corey Fowler was pulling out of a Home Depot parking lot. Devon says he “got sucked up” under the large vehicle but remained conscious as the truck dragged him sixty feet.

He sustained road rashes and broke five bones. As the truck was pulling him over the asphalt, skin was getting scraped off his back, arms, face and legs. Devon says that his right foot was seared from the engine’s heat because his pant leg got caught in the semi-trailer’s axle.

Miracle boy: Teen hit, dragged by semi-truck talks about surviving, Naples News, July 26, 2010

Woman dies in I-79 wreck: Tractor-trailer hits stopped GMC pickup, InsuranceNewsNet, July 24, 210

Related Web Resources:
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Fatality Analysis Reporting System, NHTSA

In Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, and Lake County, Illinois, Chicago truck accident lawyer Steve Malman is fighting for his client's right to personal injury and wrongful death recovery.

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