West Palm Beach, Fla. – A passenger truck and a transit bus collided early Monday morning in West Palm Beach, injuring eleven people. The driver if the truck had to be cut out of the cab of his pickup. He was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. But CBS12 News reporter Gary Windom reported that homicide detectives are involved in the investigation, because of the seriousness of the driver’s injuries.
Ten passengers on the bus were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Any one of these victims may require the assistance of a truck accident attorney. Investigators haven’t yet determined the exact cause of the accident. According to preliminary reports, the truck was traveling northbound on Seventh Street when it entered an intersection and collided with the transit bus, which was traveling east on West Palm Beach Lakes. Investigators are trying to determine if the driver of the truck had the right of way.
Whether a person is the cause or the victim of a collision, a truck accident lawyer has the knowledge and skills to represent them in court. Negligence or carelessness is the primary causes of any type of auto accident. Once fault can be determined and proven, the injured are eligible for compensation for their hospital bills and any lost wages. A truck accident attorney will be capable of negotiating with insurance companies or filing a civil lawsuit to assure that the victims are fairly compensated for their pain and suffering.