On April 3rd, a Ford F-150 driven by Mr. James Rush, 59, of Robertsfield, MO, was forced off the road by a big-rig near the Franklin county line. In the Franklin County crash, the big-rig, operated by Mr. David Norred out of Longview, TX, began changing lanes as Mr. Rush was pulling alongside it, apparently unnoticed by Mr. Norred.
The tractor trailer then collided with Mr. Rush’s vehicle. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the Ford F-150 then skidded into a third vehicle driven by a Mr. Timothy Dubberke, 55, of Cadet, MO. Mr. Rush, Mr. Dubberke, and a passenger – 62 year old Cheryl Blacksher, also of Cadet, MO – were all admitted to Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital with minor injuries and later released. The big-rig operator, Mr. Norred, was unhurt and left the scene shortly after the incident.
Traffic accidents, especially those involving large vehicles like 18-wheelers, are almost always traumatic; and we sincerely wish Mr. Rush and Mr. Dubberke a swift and total recovery from this unfortunate incident.
Nevertheless, Mr. Rush and Mr. Dubberke both may have legally actionable claims against Mr. Norred, the trucking company he was working for, and their insurance company. If you’ve been run off the road by a big-rig, you could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and any property damage you may have suffered.
If you’ve had a run-in with a tractor trailer, consider calling the car wreck and personal injury experts at the law firm of Kevin J. Roach, 866-519-0085, for an in depth consultation, today.