Motor vehicle accidents involving large commercial trucks tend to be, on average, more dangerous and more fatal when compared to ordinary passenger vehicle crashes. This is due to the massive size and sheer weight of large commercial trucks. On average, trucks weigh 20-30 times more than average passenger vehicles. They also are twice as tall, and two or three times as long. In addition, although the average motorist is only on the road for a couple of hours a day, the average truck driver can be on the road for up to eleven hours a day.
Police have not yet released the name of the 33-year-old Wareham, Massachusetts man who was seriously injured last Saturday while driving an ice cream truck out on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The accident occurred during the afternoon of Saturday, June 13 in Bourne, Massachusetts. According to the Boston Globe, the driver struck a utility pole along Scenic Highway. The driver was thrown from the vehicle, and police found him on the cement near the truck.
The ice cream truck driver was taken by MedFlight to the Rhode Island Hospital Trauma Center. He was last reported to be in critical condition, having sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash. The Boston Globe has yet to publish an update regarding his present condition.
The crash caused park of the roadway to be shut down for several hours. In addition, more than 250 homes lost power. Apparently, the ice cream truck caused the utility pole to crack upon impact. Hopefully, the driver is able to recover from his injuries.
The injuries sustained in a truck-related accident can be serious. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck-related crash, please call 617-787-3700 today to get your free and confidential consultation with one of our expert Massachusetts truck accident attorneys.