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Three-Month-Old Baby Dies in Truck Crash on I-395

Posted on behalf of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Sep 12, 2016 in Truck Accidents

police cruiserA three-month-old infant died after the car she was in was rear-ended by a tractor trailer on Saturday afternoon on I-395 in Plainfield. The infant was in the back seat in a rear-facing car seat when the car was hit and veered off onto the shoulder.

After hitting the car, the tractor trailer veered off to the right and down an embankment, eventually stopping in the woods.

The infant and the driver of the car were taken to William Backus Emergency Center where the infant was pronounced dead a short time later.

The driver of the car was released after receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries. The tractor trailer driver was not injured in the crash.

Authorities re-routed traffic on I-395 for seven hours to investigate the crash.

Regulators Propose Speed Limiters for Trucks

Saturday's fatal crash is another painful reminder of the dangers of truck accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have proposed adding speed limiters to trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles to prevent these accidents.

Regulators believe that adding these devices to trucks and other vehicles over 26,000 pounds could save as many as 500 lives per year.

The NHTSA and FMCSA are seeking public input on what speed limit to use on speed-limiting devices. Regulators have considered limiting these large vehicles to as little as 60 miles per hour. 

If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a truck accident caused by negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation for the damages the accident has caused.

The experienced truck accident lawyers at D'Amico & Pettinicchi have helped many victims of these accidents recover compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other expenses. We offer a free, no obligation consultation to review your claim and discuss all of your legal options.

Call (866) 848-7077 today to find out how we can help you.