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Corpus Christi police say truck started collisions that injured 6

Because most truck drivers spend a great deal of time on the road, there is the risk that they become less attentive while driving. There are federal guidelines and regulations for drivers of large commercial vehicles, and drivers of municipal vehicles are also held to a higher standard of safety if they are to keep their jobs. In any case, even the slightest mistake on the part of a truck driver can have injurious consequences.

That appears to be the case in a recent series of collisions in Corpus Christi. Six people were injured when a utility truck reportedly struck one vehicle, causing it to hit two more vehicles. The truck then flipped, spilling part of the contents of its load onto the road. Police report that a child and five adults, including the driver of the truck, were transported to area hospitals to be treated for injuries.

While eyewitness reports were conflicting, police stated that the driver of the truck was at fault in the accident. At the time of the report, police said that the driver of the utility truck would be cited for failure to control his speed.

Fortunately, no one sustained life-threatening injuries in this case. However, it is important to remember that serious harm can result from truck driver negligence. Being injured in a semi-truck accident can cause bodily harm and property damage that can leave the victim in financial and medical hardship. If fault can be established, victims often are entitled to receive a legal judgment for compensation for damages.

In this particular case, the injured parties will likely have grounds to pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver, his insurance company or his employer.

Source: m.caller.com, "Accident Closed Saratoga Blvd. for More than an Hour Monday," John Allen, Feb. 18, 2013

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