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1 person killed, 1 severely injured in multi-car highway crash


A woman died in a chain-reaction truck collision that backed up traffic for several miles and effectively closed an interstate highway for several hours. The victim, a Massachusetts resident, was traveling east on Interstate 84 when she slowed for traffic. Unfortunately, a tractor-trailer driver behind her was unable to stop in time and rear-ended her car. The resulting chain reaction crash involved several vehicles and caused the police to close the highway for more than seven hours.

The Nissan Rogue driven by the woman was fifth in a line of vehicles that had slowed down for traffic when the truck hit her vehicle. The woman died at the scene, according to the state police. A man driving an SUV in front of the Rogue was also seriously injured. Seven other people were taken to the hospital with minor or moderate injuries.

Accidents involving tractor trailers, or semi trucks, can be deadly for passenger vehicle occupants. In most scenarios in which a tractor-trailer hits a smaller vehicle, the occupants of the car or small truck suffer far greater injuries than the driver of the semi truck, and the car’s occupants are seriously hurt or killed. This is especially true in cases where a tractor trailer is traveling with a full load of cargo, making it an extremely heavy and dangerous vehicle when involved in an accident.

Victims of a semi truck accident might attempt to sue for damages from the driver, the trucking company and even the company who owns the cargo, depending on the circumstances of the accident. Victims of these accidents can seek the assistance of a personal injury attorney to help them attempt to recover these damages.

Source: The Hartford Courant, “Massachusetts Woman Killed In Chain-Reaction Crash On I-84 In Middlebury,” Samaia Hernandez, Nov. 21, 2012


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