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Truck accident caused by cellphone

Posted on September 20th, 2011 No Comments

A tragic trucking accident that left ten people dead last year was found to be caused by the truck driver using his cellphone. Investigators found that his phone call lasted on one second before he became distracted and crossed the median on I-65 near Munfordville. The 45 year-old driver hit a van head-on carrying twelve people. The only survivors were two children strapped in car seats.

Now, the National Transportation Safety Board is urging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to ban all cellphone use, including texting, for commercial truck drivers except in emergency situations. However, this regulation may have to go before Congress to be approved since it involves interstate commerce.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident because of a negligent truck driver, contact the Louisville truck driver negligence attorneys of Sampson Law Firm at 502-584-5050 today.

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