A tractor trailer flipped over near Buck Creek, Missouri on January 2, 2011. Highway 67 was blocked by the disabled truck and trailer for seven hours, disrupting highway traffic and motorists. The trailer was filled with cows and many were killed from the impact. At this point, the investigating officers have not indicated what caused the truck and trailer to flip over. According to weather reports from that day, there was no fog, rain, snow or sleet which may have contributed to this Missouri truck crash. Our truck accident personal injury lawyers often see accidents like this caused by distracted truckers because they are texting, reading, or talking on mobile devices. It is unknown if distraction contributed in causing this crash. Thankfully, no other vehicles were involved and the driver of the truck escaped without serious injury.
If you see tractor trailers swerving or driving erratically on the highway, we strongly recommend you contact the authorities by dialing 911, before someone is seriously injured. As responsible citizens, we must look out and protect one another from fatigued truckers.