Hants County man survives log truck accident in Sweets Corner
Light confirmed the man sustained a ‘crush injury’ while doing something mechanical to a dump truck on the site. He says the man’s body was found by a relative that lived in the house, adding the deceased quite possibly could be someone that lived in the house as well. The coroner is now on scene. 2:40 p.m. update: The Kelownafire department has confirmed a person has died after an accident involving a dump truck at new home construction site. The person was apparently working on the truck when the accident happened. The property is in the 3900 block of Fairwind Court in Kelowna. More details to follow. Police have cordoned off a home above East Kelownawhile they investigate an accident involving heavyequipment and an individual. Emergency personnel were first called to the scene at around 1:30 p.m. Monday. The coroner has been called to the location.
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NHTSA: fatal truck accidents happening more frequently
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) – Winter weather is to blame for a Charlottesville city brine and salt truck flipping over Monday, causing a brief hazmat scare. Officials from the Charlottesville Fire Department says the truck went into a creek near the intersection of Cherry Avenue and Valley Road Extended about 11:30 Monday morning after the driver tried to turn around and backed-up over snow. About 300 gallons of brine leaked into the creek. Neighbors out shoveling snow say they heard a soft thud and noticed the driver trying to scramble out of the vehicle. “He had the three guys with him, there were three other trucks and they all jumped out and made sure he was OK. I asked if they were OK and everything was fine, probably a little scared and shaken up from flipping over like that, said witness Thomas Mack. Charlottesville fire says no hazardous material leaked into the creek but crews put booms on the creek as a precaution. No one was injured in the incident. Sign Up for Email Alerts Sign up to receive NBC29 news and weather updates in your inbox daily. Email Address *
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Due to the superior size and weight of the truck, there is also a much greater chance of someone being killed than there would be in a typical car accident. Although truck accidents happen for many reasons, in many cases accidents are caused by the negligence of the driver or trucking company. Common examples of negligence are drug or alcohol use by the driver, driver fatigue, poor maintenance of the truck, speeding, or distracted driving (e.g. texting or cellphone use while driving). Remedies in North Carolina If a loved one has been killed in a truck accident where negligence was the cause, the family may suffer sudden financial losses as well as emotional pain. Fortunately, North Carolina law allows certain close family members to recover their losses from the responsible driver by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. In North Carolina, this type of lawsuit may be filed when a person’s death is caused by the neglect, wrongful act or carelessness of another person, whom the decedent could have sued for damages, had he or she survived the accident. The main purpose of this type of lawsuit is to restore the family to the same financial position that they would have been in had the death not occurred. Under the law, wrongful death must be filed by a personal representative of the decedent’s estate.
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Charlottesville Chemical Truck Accident
He hit the gas, cut his steering wheel to the hard right to miss as many logs as possible and flipped his car into a deep ditch. The front end catapulted over to the back end and I somersaulted more than I rolled, he recalled. The badly damaged sedan Francis was driving came to a stop in a wooded area close to the parking lot for Meadow Pond, and the Highway 101 on ramp for Exit 5. Francis, who instructed a friend he was talking to on his hands-free device to call 911, says it was immediately clear his back and ankle were injured when the car came to a stop. He remained conscious while members of the Windsor Fire Department used Jaws of Life extrication tools to free him from the vehicle, and now describes his injuries as minor. Im a realist to think that Im very lucky that Im here, said Francis, who has a young son. Francis believes the accident would have ended on a tragic note if it were someone else driving a different vehicle, or a family of four that encountered the logs. He intends to write provincial politicians to request that action is taken to prevent such accidents from happening in the future. I dont think that driving down the road with four or three steel beams on each side of thousands of pounds of logs is sufficient to hold logs in, he said.
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