Truck driver receives $1.9 M in settlement

A trucker, who almost died when his Freightliner flipped after striking an errant hay bale, has come to a $1.9-million settlement with the company that owned the hay.

Forty-eight-year-old trucker, Chris Alcantara, sued the hay harvesting company, Alden Nunes, Inc.

According to reports, Alcantara was driving a loaded milk tanker when he swerved to avoid hitting a bale of hay, which caused his vehicle to roll.

A court document shows that earlier the same day, the driver of a John Deere tractor unintentionally dropped a hay bale along the road. The driver wasn’t aware that he lost a bale of hay.

Alcantara was stuck for 45 minutes before rescuers airlifted him to the Regional Medical Center in Fresno.

If you have been injured in an Iowa auto accident, contact LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600 to find out how we can help you.

 

 


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