Robin E. Hager, 62, killed when his garbage truck slides on icy road and runs him over on Caribou Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska
Garbage truck driver fatally run over by his sliding truck in East Anchorage
“The driver exited the truck, and was standing next to it, when the unoccupied garbage truck began to slide on the ice,” police wrote. “The truck’s extended arm knocked over the driver who fell underneath the garbage truck as it was sliding.”
Why every fatality from a crash is not legally a wrongful death
After someone dies in a motor-vehicle accident, grieving family members and friends are often left with many questions. What caused the accident? Could it have been avoided? What do they do now that their loved one is gone?
Sometimes a fatal collision happens through no one's fault. Crashes caused by weather and road conditions, or by wildlife in the roadway, are examples. But when a fatal crash is caused by negligence, then family members should pursue a wrongful death claim, to uphold the victim's rights and begin the financial recovery process. Learn more about wrongful death claims here.
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