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Pedestrian killed by cement truck in Nashville

When it comes to truck wrecks, large semis are often attributed to these devastating incidents. However, trucks of any size, ranging from big rigs to construction vehicles and delivery trucks, can cause a tragic collision. Tennessee residents are not only in danger from trucks on high-speed freeways – trucks can pose a hazard to others on smaller city streets and in parking lots, as well.

A recent crash involving a pedestrian in Nashville illustrates this point. As Fox 17 News reported, a 66-year-old man was crossing a road when a cement truck turning left struck him. He later died in the hospital. The truck driver told authorities that he was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting the pedestrian after he noticed him crossing. Authorities have not yet determined whether the truck driver or the pedestrian had the right of way.

Although there is a lack of details surrounding the incident, it introduces several elements common to truck collisions and pedestrians. Truck drivers may have difficulty seeing people crossing the street or be unable to stop in time to avoid a collision. Trucks entering the road or turning at an intersection can pose a danger to others. Pedestrians and smaller vehicles, including bicycles and motorcycles, are at a significant disadvantage when encountering a large truck. If a truck driver or trucking company is found to be responsible for a collision resulting in someone else’s injury or death, the party at fault may be required to provide compensation to the victims.

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