When it comes to a commercial vehicle crash, there are a number of factors that may contribute to the accident, including driver fatigue, intoxication, poor road conditions, negligence and many others. Unfortunately, these wrecks sometimes cause serious personal injury and even claim lives. In Houston, Texas, hectic roads may increase the likelihood of a commercial vehicle accident taking place, which should remind drivers to be aware of the risks.
Authorities are still investigating a commercial vehicle incident that recently occurred in Bethesda, Maryland, which involved an appliance delivery truck. After the driver of the truck apparently forgot to take the keys out, it began rolling down a hill, reaching speeds of 25 to 30 miles an hour, according to law enforcement officials.
Next, the delivery truck plowed through a fence on private property and smashed into a home before coming to a stop. Although a mother and her two children were at the residence when the accident took place, they were not injured. However, the commercial vehicle tore through their living room, where they were reportedly watching television shortly before the delivery truck slammed into their home.
Hospital expenses, lost wages and funeral costs are among the financial consequences that some people have to deal with after an accident. Although the emotional and physical toll of a wreck can be overwhelming, financial hardships make it even more difficult for someone who has been involved in a wreck to move forward. Anyone going through this should consider their options, which could include contacting a legal professional.
Source: BethesdaNow.com, "Out Of Control Appliance Delivery Truck Slams Into Bethesda Home," Aaron Kraut, May 7, 2014