Posted On: February 16, 2011 by Steven J. Malman

Illinois Garbage Truck Accident Lawsuit Seeks Damages for Injured Cop

Mark Berndsen, a Breese police officer, is suing garbage truck driver Kenny Dale Ewing and Brisk Sanitation Inc. for his Illinois truck crash injuries. Berndsen is seeking over $100,000 in Illinois personal injury compensation.

According to his Illinois truck crash complaint, Berndsen was driving his police car in Breese when his vehicle was struck by a garbage truck driven by Ewing. The trucker/sanitation driver allegedly did not stop at the intersection, which caused him to strike the officer’s patrol car.

Berndsen’s police car rolled over during the collision. He says he hurt his back and neck.

Chicago, Illinois Garbage Truck Accidents
Large and heavy in size, garbage trucks can cause serious Illinois personal injuries. Not only are they challenging to maneuver, but it can also be difficult for the truck driver to see what’s around him/her—especially in the vehicle’s blind spots.

Garbage truck drivers cannot afford to become distracted or disobey traffic laws when driving. They need to pay attention to the activity around them, drive at the speed limit, obey all traffic signs, make sure there aren’t any pedestrians that have suddenly appeared behind the vehicle, and, before proceeding, check that workers riding on the truck are not in the vehicle’s way.

Breese cop sues garbage truck driver, The Record, February 14, 2011

Related Web Resources:
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Truck Accidents, Justia

More Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer Blog Posts:
Woman Files Illinois Garbage Truck Lawsuit Seeking Personal Injury Recovery, Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer Blog, February 19, 2010

Woman’s Legs Severed in Garbage Truck Accident, Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer Blog, February 10, 2010

Chicago Garbage Truck Accident Kills Two People and Critically Injures Two Others, Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer Blog, September 2, 2009

It is important that you work with a Chicago truck crash law firm that knows how to prove liability on the part of the garbage truck driver and/other responsible parties. Garbage truck crashes claim lives annually.

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