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Posted on October 11, 2016 by

Multi-Truck Accident Traps One Driver in St. Louis

Accidents involving semi-trucks are scary enough, but when more than one truck is involved, it’s even worse. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a multi-truck accident occurred on I-55, which involved three different trucks. Two were tractor trailers and one was a box truck.

The article wasn’t clear as to why the crash occurred, but it started with the box truck traveling behind the two semi-trucks. It appears that the box truck driver wasn’t paying close enough attention to traffic conditions and rear-ended the truck in front of him leading to a chain-reaction wreck. Fortunately, the drivers of the two tractor trailers were not hurt in the accident. However, the box truck driver was trapped for about an hour while firefighters worked to free him.

As your St. Louis truck accident attorney, we believe that this accident turned out much better than it could have. If the vehicle in front of the box truck had been an automobile, it’s likely that it could have been a very serious or fatal crash. It’s also fortunate that there were no other vehicles involved in this accident, which often happens in multiple-vehicle accidents such as this.

People often don’t realize that commercial truck drivers have to abide by a certain set of rules on the road, and if you’re in an accident with one, contacting your St. Louis truck accident attorney is absolutely crucial to receive proper compensation.