Jack-knifed tractor trailer causes long delays on U.S. 131 in Kent Co. No injuries reported.

Modified Date: 
Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:08am
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Jackknifed semi shuts down US-131 for hours.

A section of southbound US-131 was shut down for several hours Wednesday due to a jackknifed semi-truck and complications with clearing the scene of the wreck.
A section of southbound US-131 was shut down for several hours Wednesday due to a jackknifed semi-truck and complications with clearing the scene of the wreck. The wreck occurred south of 100th Street in southern Kent County, and as a result, along with low visibility and other weather conditions, officials closed down the highway all the way to 142nd Avenue in Allegan County, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. An MDOT spokesperson said there were near whiteout conditions on the highway when the semi-truck wrecked. As crews worked to move the semi-truck back into alignment, one of the tanks mounted on the truck was punctured and diesel fuel spilled onto the highway, according to MDOT. As a result, the highway had to stay closed while crews worked to clean up the spill. Take these important steps after a truck accident in Michigan As the trucking industry grows in Michigan, more and more truck accidents occur. Commercial trucks are common on the roads, and their size, weight, and many blind spots pose significant dangers to other drivers. And when a truck accident occurs, victims often suffer serious, debilitating injuries that require long-term medical care. Fatality truck accidents are common. An experienced Michigan truck accident attorney on your side can hire experts such as engineers and accident re-constructionists to go to the scene to preserve and document evidence. Go here to learn more about the next steps to take after a serious or fatal Michigan semi-truck accident.
Type: Car Accident
Roadway: 
U.S. 131

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