The scene of the accident was reported as 550 Cheshire Road in Pittsfield, MA. This is where a semi-truck being driven by a 34-year-old man from Lee, MA made a left turn into the parking lot of Unistress Corp and struck the 74-year-old victim. The incident occurred just after 7PM on Monday, October 7th.
Responding officers performed life-saving measures on the victim until paramedics arrived and declared them as deceased.
The victim as well as the driver of the truck remain unnamed as authorities conduct an investigation. Additionally, no information has been released as to whether charges will be filed against the truck driver or not.
A contributor to Legalherald.com, truck accident attorney Kim Dougherty shared the following insight for victims and family members of victims injured or killed in semi-truck crashes:
"Accidents, particularly truck or semi-truck accidents, don't just happen randomly. In the majority of cases, negligence can be declared as the cause of a tragedy. The most common causes of semi-truck incidents include:
In any of the above situations, there are several parties who have the potential to be considered at fault. Nevertheless, every case is different and requires careful analysis of the facts and circumstances surrounding an accident to determine the best course of action.
The reason for filing a truck accident or death lawsuit is to provide victims and their loved ones with compensation that will pay for their injuries, loss of income, and other non-monetary losses such as emotional trauma. The compensation is the result of a successful verdict in court or an out-of-court settlement with the defendant and is always based on the actual losses suffered by the plaintiff.
Those individuals who have suffered injuries in truck accidents should consider contacting an experienced truck injury attorney as quickly as possible. Through this avenue, they will have someone with whom to discuss their case, and learn of the options on the table if looking to pursue compensation."