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Monday, May 23, 2011
Two Dead in South Carolina Truck Accident
Every year in the U.S., more than 30,000 people are killed in automobile accidents. On Sunday, May 22, two more were added to the number of fatalities from truck accidents.
Early in the morning, a tractor trailer hit a highway bridge abutment heading north on I-85 in Gaffey, South Carolina. The truck damaged at least one of the bridge's support columns, causing millions of dollars in damages.
When the truck hit the abutment, it exploded into flames, and the driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown out of the vehicle and found dead on the road's shoulder. Police found the second passenger dead inside the sleeper of the truck.
The cause of the accident is unclear, and officials are still investigating. They have not released the victim's names, but the company operating the truck, Network Communications of Lawrenceville, Georgia, did inform investigators that the truck was on its way to deliver printed materials to states in the northeast.
Currently the northbound highway drivers must take a 6-mile detour around the bridge while the damage is being repaired. Officials hope that the highway will re-open in the afternoon on Tuesday, May 24.
If you have lost loved ones in a truck accident in the U.S., contact an experienced attorney through the Accident Lawyers Network today.
posted by Neil at 12:34 PM
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Boats Collide Off Mississippi Coast, 3 Missing
A fishing boat collided with a 660 foot container ship off the coast of Mississippi on Wednesday, May 18. The fishing boat called the Sandy Point sank with 16 people on board. A pilot boat rescued 11 of the people from the water, while two swam to safety. Three others are still missing.
The Coast Guard says the boats collided eight miles off the coast near Ship Island between 8:30 and 9:00 pm. They are currently searching for the missing three. According to the Coast Guard, a 25 square mile safety zone has been set up to allow for the search and rescue and pollution response. Two helicopters, a plane, two Coast Guard cutters, and several other ships are involved in the operation.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. It was dark, but there was no fog at the time of the collision. Tug boats towed the container ship away, but it was unclear where it was taken to.
Boating accidents are more common on lakes, rivers and reservoirs, but when they happen so far off the coast, they can be particularly tragic. Loved ones should know that they may be able to file a claim with an experienced personal injury attorney to get compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident anywhere in the US, please contact an experienced boating accident attorney through the Accident Lawyers Network today.
posted by Neil at 8:03 AM
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