Sandra Cruz, Claudia Olacio, Fredy Castillo-Calderon, Angel Hernandez-Hernandez, and Pedro Vasquez-Murillo, all between the ages of 30 and 38, all from Oklahoma City, were injured in the early morning hours of May 7th. At approximately 9 am the accident began when a 2012 Peterbilt tractor-trailer, operated by Dalton Cumpton of Linn Valley, KS, rear ended a truck driven by Ms. Olacio which in turn struck a van operated by Mr. Castillo-Calderon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, all 5 suffered mild injuries and all were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.
A traffic accident, especially one involving a large commercial vehicle like an 18-wheeler, can be a terrifying and even traumatic experience. We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach wish all of the parties a speedy and thorough recovery.
Missouri offers an extensive and thorough system of personal injury law meant to protect those who are hurt due to the negligent actions of others. Here, Mr. Cumpton was likely at fault, and the injured parties may seek compensation for their medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, from Mr. Cumpton, his employer, and their insurers.
If you’ve been injured in a an 18-wheeler accident, consult the personal injury experts at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach, (866) 519-0085, today.