By John Cooper, Trucking Accident Lawyer
Accidents in which tractor trailers flip over are more common than we may imagine. When other vehicles are nearby, the consequences can be deadly for other motorists.
On Tuesday, a tractor trailer flipped over on Interstate-77 southbound in Mercer County in West Virginia around noon.
Troopers with the West Virginia State Police said the driver appeared to have lost lost control of the truck near the Camp Creek exit, which is mile marker 1 on the interstate. The truck which was carrying a large pipe had completed a sharp turn when it reportedly flipped.
The driver and co-driver were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Troopers have not provided details on the the extent of their injuries.
Turnpike police as well as the Public Service Commission are handling the investigation into the incident. One lane was shut down so the accident scene could be cleared. The accident caused a large backup of traffic, according to media reports.
When a driver loses control of a truck and injures a passenger or co-driver, that person may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver’s insurance policy.
Trucks can also overturn or flip over when they are improperly loaded.
In such cases, people injured in an accident may have grounds to file a lawsuit against a trucking company or a loading company. If you have been hurt in a trucking accident in Virginia, West Virginia or North Carolina, call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077.