Pickup Truck

A pickup truck, often simply referred to as a pickup or truck, is a light motor vehicle with an open-top, rear cargo area (bed).In North America, the term pickup is used for light trucks with a lighter duty chassis and factory built, integrated bed, as well as for coupé utility vehicles, often based on a personal car chassis, but also often on a special dedicated chassis for such use.Some countries have their own terms similar to pickup, such as 'utility or ute in Australia and New Zealand, or bakkie in South Africa.Large pickup trucks are somewhat rare in Europe, where vans and light lorries are commonly used for similar roles.
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  • Stephen Fitts Killed after Being Rear-Ended by 18-Wheeler Truck

    …ASPERMONT, TX (04/07/2017) — A truck driver caused a fatal three-vehicle collision on US-380 after rear-ending a pickup truck stopped for traffic. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, 69-year-old Stephen Lloyd Fitts (of Spur, Texas) was killed in a rear-end accident in Stonewall County at 1:33 p.m. Friday afternoon. Fatal Car…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 15 readers -
  • Dangers of Riding in Pickup Truck Beds

    … Pickup truck beds are not meant to carry living things. Although, this may be obvious to some, others are unaware of the dangers of letting a person ride in an area with no seats and no protective equipment. A person can be easily thrown from a truck bed and killed during a collision, especially when there is nothing to contain them. They can…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 22 readers -
  • $5.97 Million Truck Accident Settlement

    … construction trucking company’s unqualified and inattentive driver, while traveling at speeds close to 70 MPH, plowed into the rear of our client’s light-weight pickup truck. As a result of the force of this impact, our client’s truck was propelled across the center line of the highway into oncoming lanes of traffic where it collided with an approaching…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 44 readers -
  • Interstate 65 is One of the Nation’s Busiest Highways

    … to their homes, schools and back on a daily basis. I-65, as most Chicago residents know it, runs in a north south direction from Gary, Indiana all the way to Mobile, Alabama. Along the way it passes through and connects some of the Midwest and South’s major cities and largest metropolitan areas, including Indianapolis, Louisville, and Nashville…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 31 readers -
  • What is a Statute of Repose?

    … of the sale of the product. For example, if a person purchases a pickup truck that has a defective airbag and that airbag fails to deploy, causing injuries to the driver, the defendant must bring a lawsuit within 15 years from the day that they purchased the truck. This even applies in cases where an injury has not yet occurred or has not yet been…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 35 readers -
  • Tania Rodriguez Killed, 5 Injured in Houston Accident

    …HOUSTON, TX (01/23/2016) — Tania Rodriguez was killed in a hit and run collision that also injured her four siblings and her father, Cayetano Rodriguez, on Saturday night. According to Houston police, Cayetano Rodriguez‘s 11-year-old daughter, Tania Rodriguez, was killed in a two-vehicle car accident that occurred in the 6100 block of Westpark…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 32 readers -
  • Search is On for “Affluenza” Teen Ethan Couch

    …The FBI and U.S. Marshals are looking for “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch, believed to be on the run with help from his mother. In July of 2013, an intoxicated 16-year-old Ethan Couch rammed his pickup truck into a group of pedestrians on a suburban Texas road, killing 4 people and seriously injuring two others. His resulting criminal trial was one…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 48 readers -
  • Feliberto Sepeda Killed, Wife Hurt in Dimmitt Truck Accident

    … to authorities, West was then arrested for intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault. He has been booked into Castro County jail. Commentary It’s unconscionable to think that anyone would get behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler while intoxicated. Far too many lives are lost due to drunk drivers in Texas, and I hope that this man is held fully…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 55 readers -
  • Lies You’ve Been Told about Traffic Laws

    …, but they aren’t illegal in most states. It’s illegal to wear headphones while driving. Not in most states. U-turns are illegal. Not everywhere and not all the time. Consult your local traffic code to see if, when, and where u-turns are permissible. It’s illegal to ride in trailers or the back of a pickup truck. It depends on where you…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 26 readers -
  • Thibodaux man struck and killed while riding bicycle

    … AP – Gray, Louisiana – A Thibodaux man who was struck while riding his bicycle in Terrebonne Parish has died of his injuries. In a statement released Saturday, Louisiana State Police say 55-year-old Richard Barnes was struck by a pickup truck Friday night while attempting to cross both lanes of Louisiana Highway 24 in Gray. Barnes…

    Houma Personal Injury Attorney- 7 readers -
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