The driver of a commercial farming truck being unloaded at Tennessee Farmers Co-op near La Vergne was killed when the truck rolled over him on Tuesday morning, police said. The victim, a Lawrenceburg resident, was transported to Stonecrest Medical Center before being rushed to Vanderbilt Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the incident, but police are investigating the cause of the accident, including performing a mechanical inspection of the truck.
Commercial trucks require more maintenance than other vehicles because they travel more miles on a daily basis. In addition, due to the gross vehicle weight of commercial trucks, components such as brakes, tires and other vehicle parts wear out more quickly. When trucks are not properly maintained, they have a greater chance of mechanical failure, which could lead to injuries and fatalities. It is the responsibility of truck companies to ensure their fleet is properly maintained in good working condition at all times. Injury victims and family members who have lost loved ones in truck accidents should seek legal advice from an experienced accident lawyer. Eric Beasley is a Nashville truck accident attorney who helps injury victims and their families seek just compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and emotional and physical suffering.
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