November 01, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Multi-truck accident in San Diego results in one driver's head injury
Truck drivers are a common sight on interstates and freeways across our state. With California's huge exporting businesses, and its many residents needing goods brought in from other areas of the country, truck drivers are necessary to keep the economy flowing. However, truck drivers share the road with smaller passenger vehicles, and this can be very dangerous.
are a common hazard across the country. The U.S. Census Bureau reported almost 300,000 crashes involving large trucks in 2009. Truck accidents are a major risk in San Diego alone: According to the California Highway Patrol, 228 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2010, and 8 were killed. Truck drivers driving at high speeds were reported to be the main cause of these accidents.
Accidents are a common occurrence on interstates
On Interstate 5 in San Diego, the driver of a big rig crashed into a tanker truck, causing a chain reaction that involved three other commercial trucks, reported Fox 5. The driver of a box truck suffered a head injury. Fortunately, no other injuries from passenger vehicles were reported; however, even other commercial drivers have the right to have their expenses compensated, if another trucker caused the accident.
This accident may have been complicated by the fact that trucks require a great deal of time and space to safely stop on highways. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, trucks also have wide blind spots that make it harder for truck drivers to see other cars near them. They are also more difficult to maneuver, making it difficult sometimes for a truck driver to avoid an accident. Because trucks are so much bigger than other vehicles, the drivers of smaller cars are the most likely to be injured or killed.
Just like any driver, truck driver inexperience or negligence can be the cause of an accident, as well as driving distracted or intoxicated. It's important for all drivers to be aware of the conditions of the road, including watching out for drivers that appear to be weaving or speeding.
Contacting an attorney
Not all accidents can be prevented. The injuries that result from a large track crash can be devastating, and result in tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills. If you've been injured
in a truck accident that wasn't your fault, it's important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to find out what your rights are.
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