Man Survives Collision with Lumber Truck,Log Through His Windshield
Date: November 20, 2013
Location: Interstate 205, Portland
Name: Tom Comstock
Tom Comstock was driving his Nissan X-Terra during rush hour when it was hit from behind by a truck hauling lumber. Some of the lumber broke loose and slid into his car through the back windshield and over his head to rest on the steering wheel. Comstock, however, escaped, with minor scratches on his head.
Comstock was taken to hospital for a check up and was released to savor his miraculous escape. He said that the lumber in the truck that hit his car was secured by only a couple of bungee cords.
Comstock is relieved to be alive and well and has taken pictures of the accident to remind himself of his narrow escape.
Truck accidents require extensive investigation to determine liability. The insurance company that works for the trucking company will look at witness statements, trucking logs, cell phone records of both drivers, police reports, the trucking company’s safety record. Be aware that this is happening, and do not sign any documents from that company without speaking to a lawyer.
You should investigate also. Take pictures at the site of the accident, keep your medical records and bills, and exchange information with the truck driver.
The next steps (seeking medical treatment, investigating the trucking company, bringing a personal injury claim, etc.) can be tricky and overwhelming. Let a Portland personal injury lawyer help you get better, by letting you focus on yourself, instead of the at-fault driver.