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Dump truck causes a 4-car crash

A multi-car pile-up at an intersection in Tennessee occurred on March 2. A dump truck was the cause of the crash, which killed one person and hurt two others. The incident occurred at around 12 p.m., and reports say that the crash resulted in road closures for a time. Traffic was restricted along Memorial Boulevard between the post office at Irongate and Heritage Park until 4 p.m.

According to one source, the dump truck rear-ended a pickup truck, which then rear-ended the car in front of it, and that car hit a car in another lane. The dump truck driver was not injured, and the drivers of the other cars were not seriously hurt. However, the driver of the pickup truck died at the hospital.

The construction company that owns the dump truck had no comment on the accident. However, one media outlet spoke with a woman who described the sound of the incident. According to the woman, the truck accident caused a crash so loud that it could have been massive rocks falling to the ground or bombs exploding.

Semi-truck accidents can cause major damage since they are large vehicles by necessity. Their size coupled with driver fatigue or negligence can cause serious damage, injuries and death. A lawyer may be able to help an individual injured in an accident due to a truck driver's negligence. If a family member is killed in a truck accident, an attorney may be able to work with the family of the deceased. An attorney may be able get the damages owed to the victim or their family such as medical bills, lost work time, pain and suffering and damage to the vehicle.

Source: WSMV, 1 person killed in multi-vehicle crash in Murfreesboro, Kara Apel, March 2, 2015

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