The ramp from northbound I-435 to northbound I-35 near Claycomo was the scene of an accident involving a semi Monday morning. Unfortunately, that semi was carrying a load of 720 live pigs from Kansas to Iowa and the crash caused 35-40 of the pigs to escape from the tractor-trailer.
The driver of the semi, who was wearing his seat belt, was not injured in the accident, but several of the loose pigs died from injuries they received in the crash. The Missouri Highway Patrol reported that the driver lost control of his truck because it appeared he was traveling too fast through the curve. The truck slid down the embankment and flipped causing the partial cargo spill. An additional tractor-trailer was brought in to transport the pigs away from the crash scene.
First, as Kansas City Trucking Accident Attorneys, we would like to congratulate the driver for wearing his seat belt. As we frequently discuss in our offices and write about in our blogs, wearing a seat belt is one of the most influential things you can do to protect yourself in case of a crash. The lawyers at Roswold Law Group want everyone to remember to always buckle up.
Second, this is also a great time to remind everyone to be sure to be careful as they navigate through ramps to our local highways. With all of the snow and ice we have had in our area, these ramps are often dangerous places because of slick spots. And although there has been no released information regarding the condition of the ramp at the wreck, we do know that speed appears to be a factor in this accident.
Have you been injured in a truck accident? If so you should speak with an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call us directly at 816.471.5111 for your free consultation today.