Distracted drivers in Kentucky can cause injury or death to themselves, their passengers, other motorists, pedestrians, etc. Furthermore, collisions between an automobile and a large truck rarely end well for the occupants of the automobile. Therefore, it is remarkable that, against all odds, a recent collision between a reportedly distracted driver and a large truck had an unexpectedly favorable outcome.
Approximately two weeks ago, the driver of a passenger vehicle collided with a logging truck in Georgia. In a scene that some compared to a horror movie, the logs slid off the back of the truck and through the windshield, coming to a stop mere inches away from the driver’s face.
Emergency crews worked for 10 to 15 minutes to extract the driver from his vehicle. This involved removing the side of the car with the use of specialized equipment. To gain access to the driver’s side of the car, firefighters had to cut 30 or 40 logs.
However, once the way was clear, the driver was able to exit the car on his own. It is unclear whether he received any medical attention, but per report, he sustained only minor injuries to his torso.
The driver of the passenger vehicle admits to rear-ending the truck while distracted by something that he was trying to retrieve after dropping it. It is unknown whether authorities intend to file any charges. No information about the driver of the logging truck is available. There is no indication of whether he or she bore any responsibility for the crash.
The outcome of this accident is far from typical. Individuals injured in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers and/or trucks may find it helpful to consult an attorney.