Knowing the Risks can Save Your Life
Every single day, thousands of motor vehicle crashes happen. Truck crashes make up a couple thousand of those daily crashes.
What should concern anyone driving on the highways today is that if you happen to be involved in a semi truck crash, the chances of being injured or killed are considerably higher than if you’re involved in a wreck with another passenger vehicle.
How do semi truck crashes look? We gathered up a handful of recent news reports that show how varied truck crashes can be. The Car Crash Captain lays them out to let you know what you should watch out for.
Semi Truck Crashes and Tips Over Near Omaha, Nebraska
On September 10th a truck crashed and tipped onto its side in Nebraska. There aren’t great reports on what exactly happened, but it sounds like this was one of the “fortunate” accidents that didn’t involve other vehicles, and there were no injuries reported.
But it does make for hazardous driving. Semi truck drivers are humans just like all of us, and they make mistakes when driving. If you were driving near this truck when the driver lost control, would you be able to quickly recognize the erratic driving and be able to take evasive action quickly enough to avoid being involved in the wreck?
Paying close attention, especially near big trucks, is the best way to avoid being involved in a truck wreck.
FedEx Truck Crashes with Semi Truck Near Detroit
When two large vehicles collide, there’s a greater chance that other vehicles will also be involved.
This wreck involving 6 vehicles total wasn’t limited to the FedEx driver and the semi truck driver in the morning of September 13th. There were no injuries reported, but the damage done to the FedEx vehicle show that this could have gone a whole lot worse than it did.
Wet roads after the rain can make driving treacherous for big rigs as well as smaller vehicles. Watch out for hazards, and keep an eye on those large trucks in case they lose control.
Motorist Dies in Semi Truck Wreck in Eastern Georgia
Unfortunately, many accidents with semi trucks result in death or serious injury.
On the morning of September 12th, a 71-year-old man lost his life after colliding with a tractor-trailer. There’s no word on what exactly happened, but the pickup truck hit the back of the semi with enough force to embed the pickup under the trailer.
Most semi trucks will have safety equipment to prevent vehicles from sliding under the trailer. Large metal “bumpers” prevent the majority of truck underride collisions. But not all trailers have them, and not all vehicles will be stopped in a collision.
No Injuries in a Messy Crash Outside of Memphis
Sometimes a truck wreck isn’t deadly, but can prove to be almost comical on what results.
While there’s nothing comical about the destruction of property and the setbacks people go through after a truck crash, the aftermath might be unexpected. Such as what happened outside of Memphis at the end of August. The result was a roadway coated in thick, creamy, alfredo sauce.
Once it’s cleaned up, that roadway will hopefully be safe to travel again. But even after an accident, hazards exist… like hitting a patch of alfredo sauce and hydroplaning – or alfredo-planing – off the road.
Get in Touch with Herbert Law Group after a Semi Truck Crash
What isn’t a laughing matter is when you have been injured, or a loved one has been killed, because of a truck driver’s negligence.
Truck crashes happen every day. We can protect ourselves with defensive driving, but there will always be those unpredictable and unavoidable moments.
If you have suffered a loss after a truck crash, then we need to speak with you. Give us a call at 214-414-3808, or fill out the contact form on our site. Our first conversation is just to get to know you and to see if we’re a good fit.