With the coming of winter weather, accidents resulting from icy and snowy conditions increase. Although accidents always have the potential to be catastrophic and deadly, the likelihood of a serious crash increases when a semi-truck is involved due to its speed, weight and size. There are many causes of truck accidents, including driver fatigue, excessive speed and negligence. When a truck driver is responsible for causing a serious accident, he or she can be held liable.
In Kansas City, Missouri, seven vehicles and a semi-truck were recently involved in a serious accident. Five ambulances were sent to the scene of the accident and at least three people were transported to a hospital. Injuries ranged from critical to non-life-threatening. One of the injuries resulted when a man was getting out his vehicle and was hit by a semi-truck. He reportedly suffered critical injuries.