What are some of the leading causes of large truck accidents?

On Behalf of | Aug 6, 2016 | Truck Accidents

From lost lives to lifelong injuries, large truck crashes cause a tremendous amount of suffering. In New London, and everywhere else in the state of Connecticut, it is pivotal for you to understand some of the primary causes of large truck wrecks and do whatever you can to avoid a crash, whether you drive a large truck, car or any other type of vehicle.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there are a variety of reasons why large truck crashes happen. Some crashes are the result of a truck driver’s negligence or mistakes (such as taking drugs, driving drunk or speeding), while others are caused by problems with the vehicle (brake or tire issues). Other major causes include truck drivers following a vehicle too closely, making unlawful maneuvers and driving while fatigued or sick.

In addition to accidents that are caused by a large truck driver (or their rig), some crashes are caused by other vehicles on the road. When you drive, it is important to watch out for a truck’s no-zones and focus on road safety at all times. Furthermore, some large truck accidents happen when weather conditions are poor or traffic is highly congested, although you should always remain vigilant while driving.

Sadly, many truck accidents have resulted in fatalities, leaving families permanently shattered. It can also be very difficult for those who survive to move forward from a truck crash. If you are struggling with these challenges personally, you should explore all avenues on your path to recovery.


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