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When you’re in an auto accident in your food truck, it can be easy to forget what information you need — you’re shaken up and rattled and in many cases wondering how the accident will affect your mobile food business.

To make sure you get all of the proper information from all parties (your insurance company and any other people involved), carry a copy of this food truck insurance checklist in your glove compartment so that you get all the information you need to protect yourself and expedite your insurance claim to assure you are back on the road with your mobile bistro as quickly as possible.

Food Truck Insurance Checklist

  • Date and time of accident
  • Accident location (take photos if you have a smart phone with a camera)
  • Name, address, phone number, and driver’s license number of the driver of the other vehicle
  • Injuries (for each person)
  • Name, address, and phone number of each witness
  • Police department responding, including phone number
  • Police case number
  • Police officer’s name
  • Tickets issued (if any)
  • Name, address, and phone number of each passenger in your vehicle
  • Name, address, and phone number of each passenger in the other vehicle
  • Name, address, phone number, and driver’s license number of the owner of the other vehicle (if different from driver)
  • The year, make, model, license plate number, and vehicle identification number (VIN) of the other vehicle
  • The insurance company, insurance agent (name and phone number), and policy number of the other vehicle’s driver
  • The insurance company, insurance agent (name and phone number), and policy number of the other vehicle’s owner (if different from driver)

We hope this food truck insurance checklist will help you in a time of need. If there are any additional items you feel are important but have been left off our list, please share them via email, Tweet us or share it on our Facebook page.

BOULDER, CO – A CU freshman is in the intensive care unit at a Boulder hospital. A Boulder entrepreneur feels connected to him because of an accident he said “freaked him out.”

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J.C. Slager walked out of Boulder Community Hospital Thursday. He just visited someone who was a stranger 24 hours before.

“I couldn’t stop thinking about what could have changed in his life in that moment,” Slager remarked.

The circumstances that connect them: neither could have made up if they tried.

Slager is the owner of the Cheese Louise Lunch Truck. He has a loyal following of lunch customers around the Boulder campus. On Wednesday, he was serving a long line of people when a driver hit the truck.

“All the sudden the truck shakes like an earth quake, and I get thrown to the front,” Slager said.

If the driver had hit it much harder it could have tipped over.

“It would have tipped onto 15 people standing on the other side,” he said.

Slager got up to look out the window. He says he saw a green SUV speed past.

“It hit a student who was sitting at the table eating his sandwich,” Slager said.

A pole and bike rack finally stopped the SUV. A CU freshman, Eric Anderson, was tangled in it all. He was badly hurt.

Slager ran to him and talked to him until paramedics arrived. Then he went to the driver.

“I asked her to turn off her car,” he said. “She seemed stunned and out of it.”

Boulder Police say the driver, 73-year-old Brenda Geers, failed a road side sobriety test outside the church where she was going to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

Find the entire article with video at 9news.com <here>


Friar truck wreckage

Robb Muise doesn’t want to be known as the guy whose “food truck was destroyed on day one,” but that’s the unfortunate reality for the Oakland Park entrepreneur. His recently-completed food truck, Friar Tuck’s, was totaled on June 13 in an accident on the Florida Turnpike. The crash  occurred as Muise, his wife Abby Muise, and a friend were on their way to a food truck rally in West Palm Beach where they planned to debut the new, eco-friendly sandwich and snack truck.

Muise was driving a pick-up truck that was towing the food truck — outfitted in a revamped 31-foot Airstream — in rush-hour traffic when he lost control of the two vehicles after encountering stopped traffic. Fluctuations in speed are difficult to navigate in larger vehicles, and as Muise notes, fast braking is nearly impossible. Muise was forced to steer the two vehicles onto the shoulder, where the Airstream collided with a pole. Read Muise’s full account of the crash here.

“It was so surreal when it happened,” Muise said. “Six months of work is gone in ten seconds.” Much to Muise’s relief and amazement, no other vehicles were involved in the accident and no one inside the pickup truck suffered any injuries. “We missed everybody in rush hour traffic.”

The Airstream was destroyed in the crash and to salt the wounds further, Muise received a traffic citation for failure to have the brakes hooked up on the Airstream. “We had it checked out by two U-Haul (rental companies) in Virginia and Maryland and they told us that it was not a model that had brakes, so we never questioned it,” Muise said.
Because all of the couple’s finances were wrapped up in the launch of Friar Tuck’s, they have gone into recovery mode and Muise is working to get a new truck up and running as quickly as possible.
“Literally, the day of the accident, we ran out of money,” Muise said, explaining that they were counting on income from that first truck rally to carry them through. “I have a month to do this…We need an ’80s montage where everyone in the neighborhood comes in and paints the truck.”
Friends and family — and fans — have stepped up to help launch the second incarnation of Friar Tuck’s and Muise cites the outpouring of support as crucial in his efforts to rebuild. His father-in-law has donated an eleven-by-seven-foot trailer and a master carpenter is on board to build a new structure designed to look like an old English pub. A family friend (whose teen son was looking forward to working for Muise in the food truck) has given the couple a small — but critical — loan to help them stay afloat until they can begin bringing in income from the truck.

Find the entire article by Tricia Woolfenden at browardpalmbeach.com <here>

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LOS ANGELES, CA – A suspected drunken driver is facing murder charges after crashing into a taco truck crowd in East Los Angeles, killing two people.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office says 37-year-old Elba Jimenez is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on two counts of murder, DUI, evading an officer and other charges.

She remains jailed on $2 million bail.

Authorities say the Upland woman was driving erratically on Interstate 5 Saturday night and fled from California Highway Patrol officers.

After a 100-mph chase, authorities say the Camry left the freeway, ran a red light, hit a dip, went airborne and plowed into a taco truck and surrounding crowd.

Two women died and three other people were injured.


Tasty Kabob cook suffers minor burns in accident

WASHINGTON DC – The short alert from the D.C. Fire Fighters Association, Local 36, immediately caused an uproar when it hit Twitter feeds yesterday:

Burned Pt – 12th St & G St NW – propane tank from food truck caused face & respiratory burns, pri 1, life threatening to MedStar

Both reporters and members of the D.C. Food Truck Association started trying to track down more details, which were scarce. The D.C. Fire Department would say only that a female suffered “burns about the face and respiratory burns.” A spokesman called it a “priority one” rescue, which means the injuries were life-threatening.

But when reached early this afternoon, Tasty Kabob owner Steve Hanifi said that a cook on his truck suffered only minor injuries in the accident this morning near Metro Center. She was injured, he said, when she held down the propane ignitor too long and then tried to light the flame under the truck’s steam table. Hanifi said the cook had just transferred from another Tasty Kabob truck and wasn’t as familiar with the second vehicle’s equipment.

“I guess it burned her a little bit on the side of the face,” Hanifi said. “The fastest thing I could do is call an ambulance.”

The cook, named Anna (Hanifi could not remember how to spell her last name), was taken to a nearby hospital and treated, the owner said. “It wasn’t severe enough for her to be kept there,” Hanifi added. “She was fine in the face….The only worry they had was that she might have damaged her eye.”

Hanifi noted that his cook called him on her cell phone and said she felt fine enough to return to work. The owner said he wouldn’t allow her back to work until doctors had cleared her.

“At first, it seemed very shocking,” Hanifi noted, referring to when he heard the news. “It was just something minor that blew out of proportion.”

The accident comes at a delicate time for Washington’s food truck owners. They’re still waiting for the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to issue the latest vending regulations, which have been fiercely contested by brick-and-mortar restaurants and their allies who would like to see more restrictions placed on trucks. One issue that inline businesses have harped on is public safety.

Find the entire article from the Washington Post <here> 

We at Mobile Cuisine send out our best wishes to all parties involved. Keep an eye out for updates to this story when they happen.

Off the Wire Food Truck News

WESTON, FL – A 31-year-old woman working at a food truck outside Cypress Bay High in Weston was burned Thursday afternoon while preparing food.

The food truck, the Miami-based Palate Party, was one of several trucks at the school for a pre-football game day event, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred when the woman was attempting to start a propane-powered fryer inside the truck at around 4:15 p.m., said Mike Jachles, BSO fire rescue spokesman.

As she went to start the fryer with a match, she did not realize the gas knobs has been on and sparked a flash fire. Her co-worker was not injured.

The woman, whose name was not released, sustained burns to the face and head and was airlifted by BSO Air Rescue to Broward General Medical Center for treatment.

Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Find the original article <here>

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