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Avoiding a Missouri truck accident can be difficult to accomplish

Large trucks are everywhere, transporting a wide range of goods across Missouri each day. These trucks can be difficult to operate, especially if other vehicles do not give the driver of the truck the proper opportunity to maneuver through traffic. When a truck is forced to make sudden movements on the road, this can lead to a dangerous truck accident that can put the occupants of the truck and other Missouri motorists at serious risk of personal injuries.

A truck accident in Missouri sent one man to the hospital. According to police, the accident occurred around shortly before 2:30 p.m. on a recent Sunday. At that time, it is believed that a car tried to merge in front of an oncoming truck and forced the truck to steer onto the shoulder of the road.

The truck proceeded to hit a disabled truck that was parked on the shoulder. A passenger in the tractor-trailer, identified as being a 32-year-old man, was injured in the crash. He was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries.

It may only take a moment for a normal day on the road to transform into something far more dangerous when vehicles become involved in a truck accident. When these accidents occur, Missouri police are left to try and figure out the details that surrounded the accident to determine who was at fault. In such cases, the passengers and other motorists who were injured through no fault of their own may be able to seek compensation through the filing of a civil suit. Such a claim, which must be based upon proof of negligence, may allow victims to claim monetary damages stemming from the accident and subsequent treatment needed to recover.

Source: The Lake News Online, "Crash injures Troy man," Nov. 5, 2012

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