Updated on: 12/19/2018
A car and City of Spokane dump truck were involved in an early-morning collision Thursday in Spokane, according to Spokane Police.
The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of East Sprague Avenue and North Freya Street.
A PT Cruiser and the dump truck crash left an occupant of the car injured. They were transported to a local hospital in stable condition.
The intersection is expected to remain closed during the morning commute Thursday morning, police said.
Further information about the incident is not available. The investigation into what happened continues.
Location of the Crash
Is the Driver’s Employer Responsible for the Accident?
In cases where the dump truck driver is an employee — not a contract driver — the company can be held responsible for any negligent actions the driver commits while on the job. There are a variety of ways the company may be found at-fault, including:
- Insufficient dump truck training
- Inadequate safety inspections
- Reckless loading practices for trucks with cargo
- High-pressure deadlines for hauling loads
Dump truck companies or entities that use dump trucks might also be responsible if they do the following:
- Use unskilled or poorly-trained drivers
- Use trucks that don’t meet safety standards
- Promote driver fatigue for hauling loads
The above are just a few ways that business owners and organizations can be held responsible or liable for damages caused in a dump truck crash. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney that knows the ins-and-outs of these collisions can be the key to maximizing an injury claim.
If you or somebody you know has been injured or killed in a dump truck accident, you will need somebody with the knowledge and resources necessary to fight this battle with you. The dump truck’s insurance company will do everything it can to mitigate the cost of your settlement, or to deny you payment.
For a free case evaluation with an attorney at Davis Law Group, call (206) 727-4000. Our attorneys have helped victims across Washington state recover millions in compensation for the past 25 years.