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Overturn of Tractor-Trailer Results in the Driver Facing Citations

It doesn’t matter if you hate hotdogs because most people across the United States love them. Hot dogs have reportedly become a staple in the United States of America. Every year, the production of the hotdogs continues rising, and as the summer season comes around, their consumption skyrockets. Now is the season when people fire up their barbecue grills and enjoy hot dogs delivered en mass by a tractor trailer trying to make a deadline.

An Unfortunate Incident

Unfortunately, a tractor trailer incident last Friday will leave many people short on hotdogs. According to one of the reports, there will be a shortage of more than seven tons of hotdog material. This means that many people will not be able to eat hotdogs to their full due to the tractor trailer incident.

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Several other citations will be awarded to Lachald for his negligence on the road. It was his negligence caused from failure to properly inspect the truck brakes and parts that led to the big rig truck accident.

The reports claim that a semi-truck / tractor trailer ended up getting overturned, which was carrying the meat product weighing more than seven tons. The tractor was carrying a massive amount of filling for hotdogs and as the tractor trailer overturned, it ended up resulting in a huge backup.

The tractor trailer reportedly overturned in the State of Pennsylvania. The authorities tried their best to deal with the tractor trailer spillage at the earliest, but it did end up causing a huge backup on the particular tractor trailer crash site.

Facebook Post by Rostraver Central Fire Department

The Rostraver Central Fire Department made an official announcement on May 20 through its Facebook page. It reported that the tractor trailer making an unsafe lane change incident had taken place at Interstate 70 West Mile 43. They also confirmed that it was a commercial vehicle accident that had taken place at the particular site. The department confirmed that it was a truck driver hauling a tractor-trailer containing a huge stock of meat products and fillers, etc.

The majority of the hot dog products was the filling for hotdogs. The tractor-trailer ended up leaving the road and overturned. Two occupants suffered from minor injuries, and the emergency paramedics treated them where the incident took place. The information has been confirmed by the Emergency Services at Rostraver West Newton.

The team also confirmed that the I-70 West was set to one lane after the tractor trailer incident. They asked all the motor vehicle drivers passing through the scene to be extra careful and use caution.

Factors Leading to the Tractor Trailer Accident

It is being assumed many factors played a role in the slime ending spilling across the busy road. The investigation team at site revealed that two major factors led to the demise of the tractor. According to State Police, the first major factor were the faulty brakes on the tractor trailer.

The second major factor state police cited, was the driver going at a fast speed on the road. As the tractor lost control while moving at a fast speed, it ended up going off road. As the tractor tractor went out of control, the failed brakes made things worse and it ended up getting overturned.

While driving the tractor at a fast speed, the driver brought the tractor to a violent stop. As the trailer experienced a sudden stop in motion, it ended up causing it to dislodge. This caused more than 15,000 pounds of filler for hotdog to get catapulted on the road. This ended up causing a blockade on one side of the road.

Findings by the Inspection Team While inspecting the tractor, the inspections have established that several brakes on the tractor were completely inoperable. The failure of the brakes must have attributed in creating a strong impact on the tractor.

As most of the brakes on the tractor failed, the stopping power was too less to fully bring the tractor and the trailer to come to a stop.

The Driver Receives Multiple Citations

It has been confirmed by the authorities that Makendy Lachald, who is a resident from Laurel, DE will end up with several citations as a result of the accident. They have confirmed that Lachald will definitely be receiving a citation for speeding. Several other citations will be awarded to Lachald for his negligence on the road. It was his negligence with the checking of the brakes and parts of the vehicle that caused the accident.

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Michael Ehline

Michael Ehline in Tuxedo

Michael is a managing partner at the nationwide Ehline Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. He’s an inactive Marine and became a lawyer on the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, later receiving his J.D. from UWLA School of Law. Michael has won some of the world’s largest motorcycle accident settlements.


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