A dump truck rollover on I-93 seriously injured the driver and caused headaches for motorists this morning, the Boston Globe reported.
Thankfully no motorists were involved in the Boston trucking accident. Large trucks, including semis and dump trucks, are heavily regulated precisely because of the dangers they pose to motorists on the road. A 4,000 pound passenger car doesn’t stand a chance in an accident with a dump truck weighing 20,000 pounds or more. The height of large trucks can also cause a passenger vehicle to become wedged beneath the truck, frequently resulting in serious or fatal injuries.
In this case, the driver was seriously injured. Massachusetts work injury claims frequently result from motor vehicle accidents while on the job. While many people do not associate a car accident or trucking accident with a work injury, the reality is that work-related traffic accidents are a leading cause of employee injuries in Massachusetts and across the country.
The dump truck was carrying a load of mulch, which spilled across the roadway, snarling traffic and causing long delays on a major artery into Boston. The accident happened near exit 6 in Braintree, closing at least three lanes. Massachusetts State Police worked to get traffic moving again by opening the breakdown lane.
The 9:30 a.m. accident briefly closed the entire roadway and caused long delays well into the day.
The driver was taken in serious condition to Boston Medical Center.
If you have been injured in a Massachusetts trucking accident or a traffic accident while on the job, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333