Truck Accidents Cause Serious Injuries and Are Often Fatal
Truck accidents cause some of the most serious injuries and fatalities of all vehicle related crashes due to their weight and impact. The size of a truck and intensity of impact results in serious injuries and deaths. A fatal trucking accident usually occurs when large trailers (10,000+ lbs.) collide with other smaller vehicles. One out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a trucking collision according to accident reports.
According To The Federal Highway Safety Administration Trucking Accidents Were Caused By:
Non-Performance: The driver fell asleep, was disabled by a heart attack or seizure, or was physically impaired for another reason.
Recognition: The driver was inattentive, was distracted by something inside or outside the vehicle, or failed to observe the situation adequately for some other reason.
Decision: For example, the driver was driving too fast for conditions, misjudged the speed of other vehicles, or followed other vehicles too closely.
Performance: For example, the driver panicked, overcompensated, or exercised poor directional control.
Traffic flow interruption (congestion, previous crash)
Prescription drug use
Traveling too fast for conditions
Unfamiliarity with roadway
Required to stop before crash (traffic control device, crosswalk)
Over-the-counter drug use
Truck Accidents Often Cause Injury or Death To Drivers of Passenger Vehicles
Truck Accidents Can be Serious and Often Fatal
Due to their sheer weight, size and momentum truck accidents can cause more severe injuries and fatalities then auto collisions.
Spinal cord damage
Loss of limbs
Scarring and disfigurement
Neck and back injury
Loss of limbs
Brain damage and traumatic brain injuries
Broken bones and fractures
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