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Truck rear-ends pick-up truck; one seriously injured

A lot goes through a driver's head while they are stuck in traffic. At times they may be frustrated because they are running late in stop-and-go heavy traffic. When this occurs, a driver might not be as attentive as they should be. Furthermore, they might be following too closely behind the vehicle in front of them. In these instances, a distracted driver could cause a collision that could result in serious injuries, fatalities and severe damages.

Authorities in Sioux Center were called to a rear-end crash that involved a semi-trailer and a pick-up truck. The semi-truck accident occurred on Highway 75 near 350th at around 6:24 a.m. The truck collision happened when the pickup driver was slowing down to turn into a driveway and the semi-trailer crashed into the rear of the pick-up truck.

Emergency crews were called to the scene and the driver of the pickup truck was flown to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. Authorities reported that the man suffered a serious back injury. At this time, investigation is still ongoing and no charges have been filed. Once investigation is completed, authorities should be able to attribute cause and liabilities.

A person who is injured in a truck accident could file a personal injury claim in order to recover compensation for their pain and suffering. If compensation is awarded, it could help alleviate the costs associated with the crash such as medical bills, rehabilitation, and lost wages.

A truck crash can be a very scary and life-altering event. It could severely impact the lives of those injured as well as their loved ones. The crash could have huge financial burdens and it is important that those affected understand their rights when it comes to filing for compensation.

Source: Sioux City Journal, "1 hospitalized in rear-end collision near Sioux Center, Iowa," Molly Montag, Oct. 21, 2013

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