When a vehicle leaves the roadway, the hope is that it will come to a stop without causing any harm. Unfortunately, that isn’t always what happens. Take, for example, this case in which a semitruck left the road and crashed into a home in Mesa.
In the crash, one person was killed and another four people were injured after the truck hit a cement wall and went into the home. The family recalls that the collision happened at around 7 p.m. near Crismon Road and U.S. 60. The semi didn’t stop at the intersection. Instead, it continued on and hit the home.
5 people were injured at the scene
Initially, the collision left five people injured. Two were in critical condition. One of those patients passed away later. He was a 50-year-old man inside the home’s garage at the time of the impact.
The investigation into this case is still ongoing. The authorities have not ruled out the potential that impairment played a role in the collision, but there also have been no charges filed. One individual mentioned that the semi driver may have had a medical emergency prior to the collision.
Medical reviews and good maintenance are important for semi drivers
Drivers of large trucks should have regular medical examinations and take steps to be sure that their vehicles are in good condition. Being healthy is essential, but in the case that someone has an emergency, it’s important for the vehicle to respond quickly to attempts to brake or turn away from others.
If you’re struck by a driver who is reckless, has a medical emergency or otherwise causes a crash, you may be able to hold them accountable.