At least seven people died when a tractor-trailer rig from Iowa rear-ended a pickup and both vehicles burst into flames Monday evening on Interstate 10 northwest of Tucson,AZ. The pickup was eastbound near the Pinal County line when it was hit from behind by the 18-wheeler carrying a load of copper. At least seven passengers, reportedly Mexicans, who were “jammed” into the pickup died in the burning vehicle. The dead reportedly included two adults and five children. No names were released as of late Monday. The tractor trailer driver said he did not see the pickup before the collision.
The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a “SuperLawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks).