Commercial trucks are important in carrying goods throughout Michigan. However, their large size and heavy weight mean they cannot stop quickly to avoid collisions. Unfortunately, trucks cause many accidents across the state each year, and two people were recently hurt in an accident involving three semi-trucks.
The accident happened around 4:37 p.m. on Sept 6. The crash occurred on U.S. 23 in Hartland Township near Course Road. Reports state the highway was congested with traffic during this time, and apparently three semis and a minivan were involved in the crash.
Apparently, the crash started when a 60-year-old truck driver in a 2007 Freightliner failed to slow for congested traffic ahead. He slammed into the back of a Dodge Caravan minivan, forcing it off the road. The 33-year-old male driver of the minivan suffered injuries.
The 2007 Freightliner then struck the back of another commercial truck, a 2014 International Harvester, driven by a 58-year-old man. This truck then struck the back of a 2020 Freightliner semi driven by a 56-year-old man. The driver of the 2007 Freightliner who allegedly caused the chain-reaction wreck was also injured in the crash.
Although the minivan driver was last listed as in good condition, he still has to deal with his injuries and treatment. As such, he is likely considering his options for obtaining compensation. Since commercial truck injury claims are notoriously complex, the injured minivan driver will want to work closely with an experienced personal injury attorney in Michigan as soon as possible to gain a full understanding of his rights and options for pursuing recovery of the maximum amount of monetary damages possible.