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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sanitation Truck Driver Allegedly on Meth at Time of Deadly Accident

A Phoenix, Arizona vehicle accident involving a sanitation truck and eight motorcycles has taken another turn when it was reported that the driver of the truck was allegedly on methamphetamine at the time of the accident. Four motorcycle riders were killed in the accident and several others were seriously injured.

The March 25 accident occurred as the eight motorcycles were waiting at a red light at an intersection behind a pickup and an SUV. The sanitation truck allegedly then hit the group from behind, causing a chain reaction accident. The truck almost immediately burst into flames. Witnesses say at least three riders were pinned with their motorcycles beneath the burning truck. They attempted to put out the fire, but were helpless due to the size of the flames. The occupants of the other vehicles were able to escape the flames.

Killed in the accident with the truck were three men and one woman. The others were thrown clear, but seriously injured.

Making matters worse are reports that the sanitation truck driver has a history of problems with methamphetamine. The drugs cost him his marriage and he was evicted one year ago by a landlord. He was also given two speeding tickets in the days just before the truck accident. The driver now faces four counts of vehicular manslaughter for the rear impact collision.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a truck or motorcycle accident, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Cochran Firm for an initial consultation. We serve clients nationwide.

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