Big-Rig failed to stop safely on highway - causes 7-vehicle crash
When commercial trucks are involved in automobile accidents, the results can be devastating. The majority of big-rig trucks weigh over 80,000 pounds, which can have life-changing and even fatal consequences for other drivers in the road.
A recent crash in Nevada paints a clear picture of how dangerous sharing the road with big-rigs can be. A driver behind the wheel of a Freightliner tractor pulling an empty 53-foot trailer failed to safely stop as he approached other vehicles that were stopped at a red traffic light.
The truck driver applied the brakes, but ended up causing a major crash, involving seven cars and 11 motorists in total.Several people were transported to the hospital for injuries.
Commercial truck drivers travel across America carrying an 80,000 ton vehicle and can put thousands of other drivers on the road at risk. Trucking accidents can result in complex litigation against insurance carriers and trucking companies. If you are involved in a trucking accident, it is important to have experienced trucking accident attorneys on your side to investigate the accident fully. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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