A semi truck driver hauling apples lost control his rig on Monday, February 6, 2017.
According to an article on KHQ, witnesses told Washington State Troopers that the driver was driving too fast for the current conditions and the truck hit a guardrail and rolled down an embankment. Thankfully, the truck remained on shore but the trailer along with all of the apples ended up in the Columbia River in Grant County.
The driver was injured and fortunately the injuries were not life threatening.
Injuries in inclement weather conditions
Motorists operating vehicles, especially big rigs, should always adjust their speed according to the current weather conditions. In the event a driver loses control of their vehicle and hurts someone they may be held liable if they were negligent in the operation of their vehicle.
While most truckers are very careful drivers who bring us things such as food that we all rely upon, accidents will occur. In many cases, the trucking company may be held liable. Truck accidents are often also a result from fatigued drivers, distraction, unbalanced loads, and brake failure.
If you or a loved one is ever injured in a trucking accident, contact us for a free and confidential case evaluation.