One Person Injured In Wellesley Truck Accident On I-95 After Truck Rolled Onto Audi Near Newton
WELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS (August 5, 2022) – The driver of an Audi sedan was injured in a Wellesley truck accident on Interstate 95 after truck rolled over.
Norfolk County officials are saying that the accident took place on Tuesday. A truck with a lifting rig rolled over onto an Audi sedan.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. The driver of the Audi was injured but is expected to survive the crash.
A tow truck was called to the scene in order to help clear the crash. Police are still working to determine what may have caused the rollover collision.
Liability In Wellesley Truck Accidents
Rollover collisions are among the most dangerous type of accident that a person can be involved in. According to the NHTSA, “Annually, rollover crashes account for approximately 30 percent of passenger vehicle occupant fatalities. The proportion of fatalities that are attributable to rollovers is highest among the light trucks, 47 percent compared with 22 percent of passenger car occupant fatalities.” An estimated 7,182 people died in rollover crashes in 2020 alone. There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a rollover collision.
- Driver fatigue
- Inclement weather
- Driver intoxication
- Driver distraction
Truck drivers will typically need to get a commercial driver’s license and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. They must operate with all due care and vigilance needed to prevent collisions. Trucks are naturally top heavy and many rollover accidents are due to truck drivers that are speeding. According to Massachusetts Vehicle Code Section 17, no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed greater than what would be reasonable and safe given the prevailing conditions of the road. Even driving the speed limit could be unsafe during periods of reduced visibility or inclement weather.
If a truck driver was working at the time of a collision, the company that they were working for could be held at fault. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the wrongful actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. For example, a truck driver may have been delivering packages at the time of a crash. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any truck accident.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.
The FMCSA requires commercial trucks to carry between $750,000 – $5,000,000 worth of liability coverage. Trucks that carry hazardous materials will typically need higher insurance limits. Any person that is injured in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A Boston truck accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Norfolk County Truck Accident
We at TorkLaw extend our best wishes to the driver who was injured in this crash. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of the victim.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligence of a truck driver? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 441-4991.