A story such as this explains the sheer force that a cement truck carries and the devastation this kind of truck accident can cause: In Memphis, a funeral procession was under way and the traffic was stopped out of respect. Suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, the cement truck slammed on its brakes to try and stop from colliding with the cars in front of it. It lost control and flipped, smashing down directly on the two cars in front of it, killing a woman in the back seat of a pickup. An older man who had his son and his grandson with him was driving the other car and luckily, they walked away from the accident with only minor injuries.
The truck driver was issued a ticket for not maintaining control of his truck but it was unclear as to why the truck failed to stop in time. The accident remains under investigation to determine negligence. So what can you do when an event like this unfolds? You are practically helpless when it comes to a truck of this size careening out of control, and accidents like these can cause devastating long-term harm such as traumatic brain injuries. In this case, the fatal truck accident resulted in one woman losing her life. However, you have rights when it comes to negligent truck drivers who should be taking every precaution to avoid such an accident, and the companies that hire them should be held responsible. If you or someone you care about has been involved in an accident involving an irresponsible truck driver, then you may be entitled to compensation for damage that was caused. Please call our Nashville truck accident attorney today at (615) 866-3938 today. We want to hear your story.
“For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.” Psalm 1:6