The crash happened in the 8000 block of South Quay Road and Route 58 in Suffolk.
Police told the media that there was a slow-moving tractor in front of the pickup and the tractor trailer smashed into the pickup in the rear and forced it off the road. The tractor trailer then veered off the road and stopped against several trees.
The big rig driver was sent to a local hospital with minor injuries. The pickup driver also was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.
We are relieved that there were no serious injuries in this big rig accident. As truck accident personal injury lawyers, we often work on cases involving serious injury and death. When a truck hits a car, the car usually sustains serious damage and causes serious injuries. We have seen accidents where a car or truck is destroyed after being hit by a tractor trailer.
If you have ever been in an accident with a tractor trailer, you should know that usually the trucking firm and its insurance company will investigate the scene of the accident. They will look for anything they can to reduce or deny your claim.
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