There is no way to predict the outcome of a chain reaction crash involving several vehicles. People in some cars may walk away uninjured, some may suffer various degrees of injuries and others may lose their lives. In a recent chain reaction truck accident on U.S. Highway 54 here in Missouri, two people lost their lives, others were injured and some were lucky enough not to suffer any injuries.
The use of a cellphone while driving has been said to cause just as many accidents as driving under the influence. When the person using the cellphone is driving a tractor-trailer, it can become even more dangerous for other motorists. For example, a recent truck accident in Missouri is being blamed on the driver's use of a cellphone.
Many Missouri residents are nervous sharing the streets and highways with tractor-trailers. The impressive size and weight of these big rigs is intimidating. It is those two factors that often make a car vs. truck accident more severe than a crash involving two passenger vehicles.
Investigators recently issued a preliminary report regarding a crash that occurred just days after Christmas on Interstate 435. Even though some unanswered questions remain, a truck driver involved in the wreck could face criminal charges in connection with the incident. The Missouri truck accident claimed the lives of five people -- three of whom were children under the age of 3.
Commercial drivers -- like others -- do not always pay attention to their surroundings. However, a truck accident does not also mean that the driver was operating the vehicle negligently. In some cases, commercial vehicles are not properly maintained by the company or defective auto parts find their way into the vehicles. Whatever the case may be, injury to the driver, passengers or others is a sad possibility. Although the exact cause of a recent truck accident is unclear, a Missouri FedEx driver recently died in a collision.
A recent accident in Missouri has taken the lives of two individuals and injured two others. Apparently, the truck accident transpired when a tractor trailer attempted to make a left-hand turn as it was heading northbound. However, as the driver attempted to make this turn, a smaller truck was traveling southbound. Unfortunately, the result was a deadly collision.
Vehicle crashes are common occurrences on the road. However, there are some types of crashes which are more dangerous than others and have a higher chance of resulting in an injury. One of these types of crashes is when a vehicle completely rolls over. This is what happened recently in a Missouri truck accident which resulted in multiple injuries.
Despite numerous efforts to prevent car accidents, they still happen frequently across the nation, including on highways in Missouri. Although a car accident can result in serious injuries, a commercial truck accident can sometimes cause more serious and even fatal injuries. This is primarily because of their larger size and heavier structure.
It isn't uncommon for vehicle accidents that take place on Missouri roadways to take some time in determining the cause of the accident and who was at fault. After all, it is a difficult job that law enforcement officials have to determine exactly what happened in a car or truck accident. An investigation can uncover information that is necessary in determining cause and fault in an accident.
Stop lights and signs are established to direct traffic as safely and efficiently as possible. Regardless of to the size of the vehicle one is driving, failure to acknowledge traffic signs increases the chances of being involved in an accident. A recent truck accident in Missouri provided a good example of how running a stop sign can result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries.