Hillsdale County, Michigan – An incident unfolded in Hillsdale County, Michigan, resulting in the loss of two individuals who collided with a semi-truck. The Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Office has provided details of this crash.
At approximately 10:40 a.m. on Friday, deputies from the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the intersection of Territorial Road and Mead Road in response to a reported collision.
A 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Track was traveling northbound on Mead Road when the vehicle entered the intersection and collided with a semi-truck. Both occupants of the Ford suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash.
Truck Collision That Killed Two People Needs Further Investigation to See if Accident was Avoidable
Another large truck accident with fatalities. Unfortunately, accidents like this one are common: according to the National Safety Council, an average of 15 people lose their lives daily in large truck collisions. While there are still many missing facts on what caused this tragic accident, when someone loses their life, it is important to investigate the accident to ensure all wrongdoing is identified.
At first sight, it may seem as if one party is to blame or one failed to yield correctly, but upon further investigation, the details reveal another story. Truck drivers often have the opportunity to prevent these types of fatal accidents, but they are distracted or speeding and cannot avoid hitting the motorist in time. Our firm handled a case where a truck driver collided with another vehicle, causing fatalities because the truck driver was engaged on his phone, scrolling through his social media account. Behaviors like these that put the driving public at risk are unacceptable. When drivers choose to disregard safe road practices, they need to bear responsibility.
This leads to the trucking company and its role in truck accidents. Trucking companies have an obligation to make sure they are hiring safe drivers. They are also responsible for reassuring the public that their trucking company culture is one of safety before money and that they instill these traits in their drivers.
Trucking companies can do this by hiring drivers with a history of safe driving practices. They can also implement safety training that ensures drivers are driving according to applicable laws and regulations.
With large truck accidents, it is crucial to know all the facts that led to the crash. Trained professionals are needed to help gather all the details and examine the accident from every angle. This is the least that can be done to provide the family with proper compensation and closure for losing their loved one.
My condolences go out to the families of the deceased during this difficult time. Bottom of Form
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