Commercial trucks are significantly larger, heavier, and more difficult to control than many other vehicles on the road. They are designed for their ability to transport large quantities of materials at a time, not to make sharp, quick movements. This can be particularly hazardous down narrow roads, steep inclines, and low-hanging bridges. An inattentive truck driver may quickly turn a casual commute into a potentially lethal accident. If you have been injured because of a truck driver’s negligence, it may be in your best interests to consult with an experienced truck accident lawyer to discuss how you can receive money damages for your injuries.
One Massachusetts truck driver has become an internet sensation after he did not check the height of his truck before deciding to drive under a notoriously low bridge. The East Street Bridge in Westwood, MA is well known to locals for being a hot-spot for truck accidents since the bridge only stands ten feet, six inches above the pavement, making it as tall or shorter than most commercial trucks. Despite multiple signs and warnings of the bridge’s height, a man renting a moving truck earlier this week drove right into the bridge, peeling back the top of the truck and completely destroying it. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured, but debris flew everywhere, narrowly missing multiple people, and traffic was blocked for hours. A local police officer told Patch.com “Most of the problems occur not so much with professional truckers, but people with rental trucks to move furniture.”
When someone rents or drives a larger truck, they are expected to do so in a safe and considerate manner; otherwise they may be liable for any injuries they cause. If you or a family member have been injured in a truck accident, call our Boston truck accident attorneys 24/7 at 617-787-3700 or email email@example.com.