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Truck Driver Traffic Violation Leads to Fatalities

Recently in Des Moines, Iowa, a semi-trailer truck accident led to the death of four elderly women. Police reported that the truck driver failed to stop at a red light and consequently hit the driver's side door of the car carrying the women who had just pulled out of a local country club where they had been eating lunch. The driver is still contesting the violation, claiming that he didn't run a red light. The company that employed the driver has a history of violations and is refusing to comment on this incident. The families of the women who were killed in the crash are filing a wrongful death suit against both the truck driver and his employer, Panama Transfer, Inc.

Truck driver negligence is unfortunately common, and is the cause of thousands of truck accidents. In this case, it was not only the truck driver who was negligent, but the company who employed him. Companies who hire employees with a shoddy record are also partially to blame if their drivers cause problems on the road. The fact that the company has a history of violations gives more credence to the fact that they should be held accountable for their actions.

If you were involved in a truck accident, whether due to driver negligence or employer negligence, you are entitled to compensation. Seek the help of a truck accident attorney from Arnold & Itkin today. We have extensive experience in dealing with claims of negligence and know how to go up against big trucking companies to see that our clients get the justice they deserve.


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