Police have not stated whether there was any negligence on the part of the driver or the trucking company.
HOOKSETT, NH (PRWEB) September 24, 2013
A semi pulling a modular home lost a wheel on I-93 Wednesday, causing a crash that instantly killed a hospital worker – and nearly a state trooper.
The wheel assembly of the semi's tractor trailer came loose, causing the wheel to rocket off the vehicle, according to the Eagle-Tribune (09.19.2013). The wheel shot across the center of the freeway and ricocheted off an unmarked state police cruiser, ultimately rebounding into a nearby Mazda.
That Mazda was driven by hospital project manager Kerry Anderson-Baker. The tire killed her instantly.
Attorney John J. Tenn, who works extensively with traffic accident victims, says that these kinds of accidents are not as uncommon as they sound.
“A tractor trailer carries an enormous amount of weight and every part is built for that,” said Tenn, the co-founder of Tenn And Tenn, P.A. a New Hampshire personal injury law firm. “A semi tire is heavy, durable and rugged. “
The driver of the semi seemed not to notice that a wheel had gone missing, and continued driving all the way to Maine before police located him. Police used photos of the semi passing through a toll booth to track it down.
“Police have not stated whether there was any negligence on the part of the driver or the trucking company,” Tenn said. “But it's clear that the victim's family deserves help through very difficult time.”
“It's not just a collision that's dangerous,” he said. “Even driving next to one puts you at risk if a tire suddenly punctures.”
About John Tenn:
John J. Tenn is a personal injury lawyer in Manchester, NH who helped found the Tenn And Tenn law firm to provide top legal representation for clients involved in personal injury cases, drivers accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and anyone struggling with a divorce. Tenn has secured multi-million dollar recoveries for clients. He can be contacted at:
Tenn And Tenn, P.A.
16 High St., Suite 3
Manchester, New Hampshire 03101