Two Unusual Crashes Teach Commercial Fleet Owners to Expect the Unexpected

shutterstock_2826279sm - CopyTwo unusual crashes that occurred in June should show commercial fleet owners they need to expect the unexpected when it comes to commercial insurance needs.

Owl Instigates Crash

A truck driver traveling on 850 South near Bartholomew City, Indiana, lost control of his rig when an owl crashed through his driver’s side window. The driver drove into a ditch, struck a culvert and the semi overturned.

Although the owl died at the scene, no human injuries were reported.

Off Duty Police Officer Causes a Crash that Leaves One Truck Driver Dead

In another incident, an off duty police officer was driving an unofficial vehicle on I-35 in Jarrell Texas at 4:30 in the morning. It is estimated that he was travelling at 100 mph when he rear ended a semi.

The driver of this first truck pulled over so that he could check on the officer to make sure he was okay. While the two vehicles were pulled off the road a second truck driver came through the area and struck the debris. The driver lost control of the semi, went off the road, and struck the first semi driver. The first driver died at the scene of the accident.

During this time a third tractor trailer struck the debris, causing his truck to catch fire. It took several hours to clear the debris from the scene. The accident closed several lanes of I-35 until mid-morning.

The police officer who caused the three truck crash was charged with DWI, placed on administrative leave, and had his bail set at $7,500.

Sometimes an unexpected incident or a driver being a good Samaritan can lead to unforeseen results. Contact the experts at Three Points Insurance to ensure your fleet is covered for even the most uncommon events.