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Trucking accidents: Overturned tractor-trailer hits and kills man

With the inherent size and weight of a tractor-trailer, the risk of overturning in a curve is always present. Trucking accidents involving an overturned semi can be disastrous, and for those nearby, reacting in time to avoid collision can be challenging. A 21-year-old man has died after a tractor-trailer reportedly struck him and the vehicle he was standing next to during a recent accident in Tennessee.

According to reports, the accident happened on a recent Thursday morning while a man was standing next to a vehicle on a local highway. Upon approaching a curve in the road, a tractor-trailer suddenly overturned on the highway and struck the man and the vehicle. While neither the occupants of this vehicle or the driver of the truck were harmed in the accident, the man was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

While investigating the incident, authorities reportedly determined that the driver had lost control of the truck upon entering the curve. They have advised that speed may have been a contributing factor in the incident. Due to an increase in weight and decrease in maneuverability, drivers of commercial vehicles must use caution when approaching sharp curves in the road, as failing to do so could bring about devastating consequences.

Although incidents of this nature could be entirely preventable, they are unfortunately far too common. Those who experience the loss of a family member in trucking accidents could speak with an attorney for guidance on the available options for legal recourse. An attorney can examine the incident and provide a client in Tennessee with assistance in pursuing restitution through the civil justice system.

Source: newschannel9.com, "21-year-old Rossville man killed in overturned truck accident on Highway 111 Thursday", May 17, 2018

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