Officials: Big Rig U-Turn Led To Fatal Iowa Crash

An Iowa big rig accident lawyer notes that a semi-truck driver attempting to make a U-turn is believed responsible for a deadly crash that occurred along a highway in Warren County, Iowa, according to local officials. Iowa truck accident lawyers can help people injured in trucking accidents.

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Investigation Ongoing as Officials Decide on Charges

A fatal accident involving a pickup and a semi-truck along Iowa Highway 65/69 remains under investigation while authorities and the Warren County Attorney’s Office work to determine whether charges should be filed against the commercial truck driver. According to WHO-TV, a portion of the highway was shut down after a pickup truck collided with the semi and became stuck underneath it. The driver of the commercial truck was not injured in the collision.

Initial accident reports indicate the crash victim was likely unable to see the semi-truck trailer after the driver of the semi traveling northbound attempted to make a U-turn into the highway’s southbound lanes. Part of the tractor-trailer was still in the northbound lanes at the time of the crash, and the 22-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the accident scene soon after. Whether the family of the accident victim will press charges against the truck driver or his company is not yet known, the website reported.

How an Iowa Big Rig Accident Lawyer Can Help

Truck drivers and trucking companies have a duty to make sure that they operate and maintain their vehicles in a safe manner. If this duty is not fulfilled, a tractor trailer accident may occur, and the truck driver or trucking company can be held liable for injuries that may result.

Drivers or passengers who are injured in a tractor-trailer accident may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

The families of those killed in a tractor-trailer accident may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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