Highway Road Side Safety: South Carolina Accident Raises Trucking Accident Concerns in Kansas City
Last week in South Carolina a man was killed when he was hit by a dump truck along Interstate 526. The fatal trucking accident happened near the International Boulevard according to members of the North Charleston police, The accident happened as a man, identified as Obrian Fludd, 37, of North Charleston was filling up his Lincoln Continental along the shoulder of the highway, when he was truck a passing eastbound dump. Fludd was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The driver of the dump truck claims he didn't see Fludd and the vehicle, and only heard a thump. So far there is no word on whether the driver was issued any citations or will be facing any charges in the accidental death.
As experienced Kansas and Missouri Trucking Accident Injury Lawyers, we know this isn't exactly an isolated incident. Distracted and inattentive driving can be extremely hazardous and this is the perfect example of why. The driver said he never saw the victim or the vehicle on the side of the road. However, watching the side of the road, especially when you're in a much larger vehicle-- such as a dump truck or semi-truck-- is crucial and you've got to start viewing at a distance. What is coming up on the road in front of you. Drive Safe. Drive Smart and please, above all-- pay attention.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as the direct result of an accident involving a semi-truck in Kansas or Missouri, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. If you are facing an up-hill legal battle, you need someone in your corner you can trust. Call experienced Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers James Roswold and Heather Lottman. With over 15 years of experience in Trucking Injury Accident cases, we maybe able to help you and your family through this difficult time.