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Causes of truck accidents point to driver errors

One of the leading causes of truck accidents is negligent drivers. Every year, the rate of trucking collisions seems to climb, with causes of truck accidents including situations like inexperienced drivers, tired drivers, improper precautions during inclement weather, aggressive driving, speeding and drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Recently, a driver in Missouri was killed after another driver apparently made a fatal mistake.

The semi-truck driver lost his life after slamming into another truck from behind. The other driver reportedly pulled off the highway shoulder and onto the interstate, which was when the two trucks then collided. It is unclear whether the driver of the truck saw the semi-truck before merging back onto the highway.

After the collision, the semi-truck jack-knifed and skidded to a stop on its wheels. The other truck allegedly rolled once and landed on its wheels in the median. The driver and the passenger of the truck reported minor injuries. The semi-truck driver, however, died instantly. It is not yet clear whether the driver of the other truck will be considered to have caused or contributed to the cause of this crash.

Trucking accidents are serious and can often be fatal due to the sheer size of the vehicles involved. Considering how often a standard-sized auto is crushed when involved in a trucking accident, auto drivers who are not killed are likely to suffer traumatic injuries. Although causes of truck accidents vary, negligent drivers are often the root of the cause. It is clear that the lives of victims and their loved ones change forever in the wake of an accident. Missouri residents who are touched by this type of collision can take action in the event of a serious trucking accident by filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit to obtain financial restitution which can help with unexpected expenses.

Source: kdlt.com, KDLT.com South Dakota News, No author, Oct. 27, 2013

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