The man’s wife was also seriously injured in the crash.
The wife alleges that the flatbed trailer broke away from the dump truck and crossed into the path of their pickup truck.
The lawsuit claims that the safety chains were not used properly, the rear wheels of the trailer didn’t have working air brakes, and there were not working lights on the trailer.
Davis Law Group is saddened by this tragic story. We send the plaintiff our support in hopes that she receives justice for the loss of her husband.
2011 Car Accident Statistics
• There were more than 5.5 million car accidents in the United States. Nearly 31,000 were fatal, and more than 2 million people were injured.
• The majority of fatal crashes involved only one vehicle (61 percent).
• Nearly half of all fatal crashes occurred on roads with posted speed limits of 55 mph or higher.
• The deadliest month for car crashes was August. More than 2,864 fatal crashes occurred in 2009.
• Most crashes happened between 5 and 5:59 p.m. on weekdays, and between 2 and 2:59 a.m. on weekends.
• Motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death for children and teenagers.
• At any given moment, 812,000 vehicles were being driven by someone using a handheld cell phone in the U.S.
• An average of four children, ages 14 and under, were killed every day in auto accidents. Nearly 500 were injured daily.
• While statistics continue to improve, 32 percent of fatal accidents involved alcohol-impaired drivers.
• About 31 percent of fatalities were caused by speeding (10,591).