A semi truck accident near Boise causes injuries to a man pulling a flatbed trailer on Interstate 84. Idaho State Police reported a semi truck accident in Payette County involving a freightliner pulling double trailers and a flatbed trailer. The freightliner and vehicle pulling a flatbed trailer were both heading westbound on Interstate 84 near Boise. An accident occurred when the freightliner struck the back of the flatbed trailer causing the vehicle pulling the flatbed to roll. The Freightliner ended in the median with one of the trailers tipped onto its side blocking the right lane of travel. Idaho State Police reported the driver of the vehicle was transported to a hospital by ground ambulance for injury evaluation.
Tips to Avoid a Semi Truck Accident
Semi trucks and frightliners are large, often oversized vehicles. Often times the driver of these large vehicles cannot see everything around them. Here are some tips to avoid a collision with a semi truck.
- Make sure you are visable to the semi truck driver. Avoid driving in the semi truck’s blindspot which is directly in front of the cab, on the right of the cab, on the driver’s side from the cab door to 1/3 down the trailer and directly behind the trailer.
- Leave five seconds between you and the semi truck.
- Never cut off a semi truck. These large vehicles take longer to slow down and stop than a regular vehicle.
- Use your turn signal and have patience. Semi trucks drive slower than a car due to its size. If a semi truck cuts you off, it is usually not to inconvenience you. They are keeping momentum. Honking, tailgating or flashing your lights will not speed things up. Just be patient and courteous.
Semi Truck Accident Attorneys in Boise
When you are involved in a semi truck accident, count on the experienced attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm in Boise to handle your case. We are trusted, aggressive and experienced attorneys serving clients in Boise and the surrounding area. Call the law office of Harvard law grad Mat Parke today for a free consultation. Our law firm believes every client deserves fair representation, not just big insurance companies with deep pockets. Don’t wait to hire a semi truck accident attorney to handle your case. Trucking companies are required by law to keep documentation of their trucks and truck drivers for a certain amount of time. These are timely documents that could help you case. Call now to get started on your semi truck accident case.
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