Lathrop, MO (April 01, 2021) – An accident involving two tractor-trailers left one driver hospitalized with serious injuries on Wednesday, March 31st.
Reports show that at about 1:00 p.m., a tractor-trailer headed northbound on Interstate 35 had just begun to slow down as it approached traffic when it was rear-ended by another tractor-trailer. The force of the impact caused the first truck to crash into the median.
The driver of the first tractor-trailer, a 53-year-old male from La Crescent, Minnesota sustained serious injuries during the accident. He was transported via ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Lathrop
Both federal and state safety and law enforcement bureaus regularly advocate for and heavily monitor driver safety and methods for properly maintaining equipment for the country’s large trucking industry. In spite of these well-intentioned efforts, however, the state of Missouri witnessed a sizeable increase in fatalities from accidents involving tractor-trailers in 2011 than the previous year.
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