California shoppers might take for granted how their favorite consumer goods show up in their local stores. Every day, commercial trucks make their way across interstates all over the United States, carrying those products. Those semi-trucks might be important for getting products to where they need to be, but they are also extremely dangerous. Truck accidents can cause serious damage and, in many cases, can even be fatal.
Driving past an 18-wheeler can be an unnerving experience, and some California drivers might chalk this fear up as being somewhat irrational. Recent dash cam footage from a motorist's vehicle demonstrated just how founded those fears might be. The footage captured a truck accident that left one person injured.
Many long-haul drivers would say that fatigue simply comes with the job. Sitting behind the wheel for hours a day can be more exhausting than people think, and then there is the possibility that a truck driver does not get good sleep or enough sleep when not behind the wheel. For these and other reasons, fatigue tends to play a role in many truck accidents whether they occur here in California or elsewhere.
Rainy conditions may have played a role in a recent fatal crash on a California highway. The fatal truck accident followed several other collisions, which had rendered multiple vehicles disabled and stuck on the roadway. However, the existence of prior accidents and rainy weather conditions does not erase any potential negligence exercised by the truck driver.
Multiple people were injured in a recent tractor-trailer accident on a California highway. The collision involved both personal and commercial vehicles, including the 18-wheeler operated by the driver who apparently caused the accident, and a popular local taco truck. At least one person was seriously injured, which is not uncommon for truck accidents involving big rigs.
All it takes is a second for tragedy to strike. This was apparently the case for reality TV star Melyssa Ford, who was recently injured in a devastating accident with an 18-wheleer. Truck accidents are no small matter, and her family chose to release images of the wreck and its aftermath to help other people in California understand just how dangerous they can be.
Large trucks such as 18-wheelers are a common feature of California highways, and they are not going anywhere anytime soon. Although these trucks serve an important purpose in the moving and transporting of goods, they can also be quite dangerous. Truck accidents can be deadly, and many large trucks are manned by overworked drivers.