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Driver: truck accident was caused by zombies


Accidents happen in Massachusetts every day, but few, if any, drivers claim that the accident occurred because zombies were chasing them; however, after stealing a fully loaded 18-wheeler and causing a multiple-car accident on a California freeway, a 19-year-old transient has claimed exactly that. The truck was stolen by the young transient when the driver stopped at an inspection site and left the truck to fill out some paperwork.

Apparently, the young man was under the influence of an unnamed substance that was causing hallucinations. He believed that zombies were after him and attached to the truck. Soon after he sped away from the truck driver, he struck several vehicles before overturning the semi-trailer. The truck accident seriously injured a number of people and backed up traffic for hours.

Shortly following the accident, the transient ran to a white van and demanded that the driver transport him somewhere else, but the driver refused and held the young man until authorities arrived at the scene. According to court records, he has been charged with receiving known stolen property and with taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. It is unknown if he will be charged with driving under the influence of drugs or if he will be held accountable for his role in the multiple-car accident.

Truck accidents can cause very serious injuries and may even result in death. If a truck driver is under the influence of drugs and causes an accident in Massachusetts, the driver may be liable for the harm caused. A personal injury attorney could explain victims’ options for recourse if they have been injured by a negligent driver.

Source: CNN Justice, “Cause of multiple collisions in California? Zombies, driver tells police,” Dorrine Mendoza, April 11, 2013


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