Truck accidents are common on the road. A truck can easily collide with another vehicle if the truck driver is being negligent, or if the truck is not maintained well. A truck accident can become even more common with the icy roads and poor weather conditions Massachusetts is currently experiencing. Not only can truck mishaps involve other vehicles, they can involve pedestrians, as well. If a truck accident results in serious injuries it can lead to a personal injury claim.
In Lawrence, a stroller with a baby inside got caught and dragged by a truck for 100 feet. The baby miraculously survived with no reported injuries. Due to snow on the sidewalk, the mother was reportedly forced to push the stroller along the side of the road. The stroller became trapped under the truck’s back wheel when the truck driver was turning a corner near the mother and baby.
The truck driver is reported to have been unaware that he ran into the stroller and carried it such a long way. The truck driver stated that he could not see anything from the mirror, showing just how dangerous trucks can be. The truck driver is not expected to be charged for the accident.
Due to their large size it is sometimes hard for truck drivers to have a clear view of the road and their surroundings as this truck driver stated. This incident serves to demonstrate how large trucks can pose dangers to pedestrians as well as other vehicles.
If the baby did receive injuries, the mother could have filed a personal injury claim. Filing a personal injury claim may be a good course to take if you or a loved one is ever injured in a truck accident. If you are in Massachusetts, and you do suffer a less fortunate incident involving a truck, know that there may be help available to ease the legal process during what can be a difficult time.
Source: WSB-TV, “‘Miracle’ baby survives stroller ride stuck under truck,” Feb. 13, 2014