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MONTGOMERY, AL – Four people were injured Tuesday afternoon, October 12, in a multi vehicle truck accident that occurred at an intersection in Montgomery County, Alabama. The collision between two semi trailer trucks occurred at the juncture of Troy Highway and Taylor Road in the state capitol city of Montgomery, AL. The truck accident area is in the central part of Alabama, about 157 miles east of Meridian, Mississippi and about 88 miles west of Columbus, Georgia.

On Tuesday afternoon an unidentified truck driver was driving a semi trailer north on the Troy Highway through Montgomery County, AL. The semi was hauling a white trailer section but the cargo and destination of the driver is not known.

The truck accident occurred at about 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon as the truck driver approached the intersection of Troy Highway and Taylor Road, southeast of the city of Montgomery. The intersection is controlled by a traffic light which was turning to red. According to officials a witness at the scene stated that it appeared that the truck driver was initially going to try to beat the light but then changed his mind and came to a stop.


A second semi trailer driving behind the first truck was unable to slow down or maneuver into another lane and slammed into the rear section of the first tractor trailer. The impact of the truck accident damaged both 18 wheelers and debris from the collision rained down on the highway. Some of the wreckage smashed through the back window of a Lexus passenger car stopped in an adjoining lane next to the first 18 wheeler. The car was occupied by an elderly couple.

No other persons or vehicles appear to have been involved in the truck accident.

Montgomery police officers and emergency teams rushed to the site of the multi vehicle truck accident. The female driver of the second semi trailer that rear-ended the stopped truck was trapped in the partially crushed cab of her rig. Firefighters used tools to cut into the cab section and extricate the woman. Once she was free they stabilized her at the scene and then transported her to a local hospital. Her injuries have been described as serious but not life threatening. Her husband had been asleep in the back section of the cab and sustained minor injuries. He was also taken to the hospital for treatment.


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The elderly couple in the Lexus received minor injuries in the truck accident. They were both transported to the hospital and are expected to recover.

The driver of the first semi trailer was not injured in the truck accident and did not require treatment.

Police took control of the collision site and rerouted vehicles around the crashed semi trailer trucks. Most drivers were able to divert through a nearby gas station so the truck accident did not cause any major traffic delays.

Police conducted a reconstruction of the truck accident but have not made any determinations at this time. Although a witness did claim that the first semi trailer looked like he was going to go through the red light before coming to a stop, the Montgomery police have not stated whether they believe that this action led to the rear-end collision. Officers will interview the four victims and anyone else who may have been at the site at the time of the crash. It is not known if the Alabama Commercial Vehicle Unit will inspect the two tractor trailers for mechanical problems.

No charges have been brought at this time and the truck accident remains under investigation.

Gordon Elias & Seely, LLP recommend that if you know anyone who has been injured or killed as the result of a commercial truck accident involving a semi truck, 18 wheeler, big rig, tractor trailer or bus, tell them to immediately contact a qualified truck accident lawyer for advice. Often times the truck company and the truck driver will be from other states other than where the accident occurred. Truck accident attorneys often times have relationships with other experienced truck accident attorneys licensed in other states. Gordon, Elias & Seely LLP are licensed in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Washington, DC and have informal relationships with other truck accident lawyers. For more information, visit their page about AL truck accidents or call 800.773.6770.

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