Scofield, UT (March 30, 2021) – A truck operator was killed on Tuesday, March 30th when his parked truck started moving and rolled over him.
The accident occurred at about 12:00 p.m. on U.S. Highway 6 near mile marker 218, in the area of the turnoff for State Route 96.
The operator had the truck securely parked on an incline, but as he exited the cab, it began to move backward. He fell trying to get back into the truck which then rolled over him, leaving him with fatal injuries.
His identity has not been released.
No further details about the incident were immediately available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Tractor-trailer accidents frequently caused by the operator and/or company negligence include overloaded or overweight trailers, defective truck parts, inadequate or no maintenance, insufficient driver training, speeding or other illegal driving habits, especially when coupled with bad weather or road conditions, and drivers who are fatigued from being overworked who are more likely to make miscalculations and other errors of judgment.
When victims are injured in accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a skilled and knowledgeable tractor-trailer accident attorney in Salt Lake City as soon as possible.
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