On Tuesday, a runaway dump truck took out several cars and utility poles before it finally came to rest. The truck accident occurred near a busy intersection in Woburn, Massachusetts. Fortunately, no injuries were reported and NSTAR was able to restore the lost power.
The truck’s driver, a Rockland, Massachusetts man told police he had set the parking brake before exiting the vehicle, but he has cited for improper use of equipment. Police say he failed to use the brake. The driver was also cited for six other federal motor carrier safety violations.
The vehicle inspection and insurance were up to date, so police say the truck crash was the result of human error.
Source: Police say dump truck driver failed to use parking brake in Woburn crash, NECN.com, July 21, 2010
Contact a Massachusetts truck accident lawyer if you have been injured on the road.