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Fatal Semi Truck Accident Involving a Caldwell Man
A fatal semi truck accident involving a Caldwell man occurred last Monday according to Idaho State Police. A vehicle was driving southbound on US 95 when it crossed the center line and collided with a semi truck head-on. The driver of the vehicle succumbed to injuries at the scene of the semi truck accident. The Caldwell man was transferred by ambulance to a near by hospital for injury evaluation. All lanes of traffic were blocked for several hours while the accident was cleared.
Common Causes of Semi Truck Accidents
Approximately 500,000 semi truck accidents occur annually in the United States according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Of these, about 5,000 semi truck accident result in fatality. Furthermore, one out of every eight accidents on U.S. roads involve a semi truck.
Here are some common causes for semi truck accidents.
- Tiredness or fatigue while driving.
- Truck maintenance is poor or improper.
- Equipment failure.
- Distracted drivers.
- Improper merging in front of a semi truck driver.
- Unsafe passing near a semi truck.
- Driving in the blind spot of a semi truck.
- Not giving a semi truck enough room to turn.
Hire Semi Truck Accident Attorney Mat Parke
If you’ve been involved in a semi truck accident, call the law office of semi truck accident attorney Mat Parke at Parke Gordon. Accident attorney Mat Parke is a trusted lawyer handling car accidents, motorcycle accidents, semi truck accidents, and other personal injury cases in the Boise area. Attorney Mat Parke believes that every client deserves top-tier representation, not just the big insurance companies with deep pockets. Parke Gordon Law Firm offers free consultation. Take the stress out of your personal injury case by hiring an experienced and trusted attorney from Parke Gordon Law Firm. Call our Boise office today at (208) 322-7274.
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