Liberty Township, MO (October 31, 2022) – A man has died as a result of a truck accident that took place in Pulaski County. On October 29, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to a collision on Interstate 44.
According to local news sources, just before 4:30 a.m., a 2009 Ford escort was traveling westbound on Interstate 44 when it became involved in a collision with an eastbound 2020 Kenworth tractor-trailer near mile marker 150.8. The impact of the crash caused the driver of the Ford to be ejected from his vehicle.
The driver, 28-year-old Glen Roe, Jr, suffered severe injuries in the accident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by Pulaski County Coroner Roger Graves.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
We offer our sincere condolences to the family of Glen Roe, Jr at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Missouri
There are many reasons why a truck driver can get into an accident. Some of the most common causes include speeding, distractions, drowsy driving, and reckless lane changes.
Truck drivers are often required to remain on the road for an extended period in order to make deliveries on time. This can lead to distractions, such as checking their GPS units frequently or talking on the phone while driving. Drowsy driving is also a major problem for truck drivers. This occurs when a driver becomes tired due to sleepiness or another impairment and doesn’t have enough focus to drive safely.
Another cause of fatal truck accidents is reckless lane changes. When a truck driver makes a sudden lane change, it can create a dangerous situation for both the truck and other vehicles on the road. The final major cause of fatal truck accidents is alcohol use. Alcohol intoxication can impair judgment and lead to risky behavior, such as making careless decisions when driving.
If your loved one has died as a result of a truck accident, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. A Liberty Township wrongful death lawyer can help you seek compensation from the person who is at fault.
Following the death of your loved one, you may be able to recover compensation for funeral expenses, burial fees, lost earning capacity, and a variety of other financial burdens you face.
Our truck accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have over 30 years of experience helping Missourians get justice following the loss of a loved one. Our team can help you seek the maximum amount of compensation possible for the damages you face. We will fight to ensure you are in the best position possible to move forward after experiencing a sudden and unexpected loss. We can meet with you for a free consultation to get started. Contact our personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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