Skowhegan, ME — A truck driver was killed on Monday morning in Skowhegan at Pizza Hut after his logging truck crashed into both he and the restaurant. Police said that Mike Morin, 60, had just exited his truck at the Pizza Hut on Madison Avenue and was walking into the restaurant when the truck rolled forward and crashed through the front door.
Morin was killed in the accident, which happened at about 11:00 a.m., and police are still trying to determine how the truck began moving. It’s not clear if the parking lot was on a decline or if the logging truck’s engine was still running when Morin got out.
No others were injured by the accident and there were no other customers in the Pizza Hut at the time. Morin is the owned of Mike Morin Tree-Length Firewood, a local business.
Scene of the Accident
From the news reports on this accident, it seems that the truck involved will need to be closely investigated and examined. I won’t speculate on what could have happened, but it’s not uncommon for a defective truck part or a mechanical issue to be at the root of these kinds of accidents. Though every products liability case is different, many of them are taken back to the manufacturer of the broken part and have to answer for their defective product. The best kind of defense I’ve found over the years is to have an expert investigator with an emphasis in commercial trucking involved as soon as possible.
— Grossman Law Offices