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Safety advocates and law makers debate truck safety after Morgan crash

The truck accident that injured comedian Tracy Morgan and several others and killed a person is spurring new interest in the national debate about how to improve truck safety and reduce truck driver fatigue in the United States. The accident happened when a truck driver slammed into the back of a limo bus that Morgan and several others were riding in on a New Jersey highway.

Defendants seek change in location of truck accident lawsuit

An Illinois state trooper was killed last year when a truck driver hit him as he was standing on the side of a highway. Now the defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit over the truck accident are asking to move the case to a different location.

Cook County court faults trucking company for fatal accident

Three years ago, one Illinois family was forever changed. A mother of two was pulled to the side of the interstate to fix a flat tire when a semi truck struck and killed her. In response, the woman's family brought a wrongful death claim against the truck driver and his employer in order to help them work through the healing process.

Groups jockey to adjust safety rules for commercial truck drivers

Thousands of Illinois families depend on the services provided by over-the-road truckers. These individuals transport essential goods from all over the world to local retail outlets. Although commercial trucking is vital to our economy and daily life, it's critical for drivers to carefully follow the safety regulations put in place to reduce the frequency of truck accidents.

Truck accident may have been prevented with brake maintenance

A panel of five on the National Transportation Safety Board concluded that faulty brakes and an inattentive driver were the probable cause of an accident involving a truck and an Amtrak train which killed six last year out west. The truck driver, train conductor, and four passengers died while more than a dozen others suffered injuries in the accident.

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