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UPDATE: Joseph Logan Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident in Northfield, Michigan


NORTHFIELD, MI — A tractor-trailer collision left one man dead and sent another to the hospital in Northfield, Michigan on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014, according to a news report from Michigan Live.

Authorities hope that Joseph Logan was killed when a tractor-trailer crashed into the vehicle he was refueling on the side of Highway 23. The accident happened Wednesday morning after the vehicle ran out of gas on the highway and pulled onto the shoulder.

Scene of the Accident

 

 

Joseph Logan was killed in the accident. Another person at the scene was identified as Jason Bell, who was taken to a nearby hospital for the treatment of unspecified injuries.

Officials from the Michigan State Police are still investigating the accident.

Commentary:

Whenever I review an accident like this, I cant help but wonder what pushed the truck off the road and into the shoulder. Then I remember that truckers are just as human as regular drivers, and fall victim to the same distractions we do. I’ve even talked to truckers who believe they have more distraction than the average driver, due to the amount of radio, GPS equipment, and with the temptation to peer down into other cars on the road all can lead to serious accidents. Luckily investigators can examine all of the equipment in the truck to see if he was using his phone or GPS when the accident occurred. Just a few months ago this firm researched an accident where a truck driver was surfing Facebook on his cell phone when they struck the back of a car and killed the driver, and without cameras inside the truck facing the driver, we would have never known this.

–Grossman Law Offices

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