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1609, 2015

Faulty Tractor-trailer Hitches Currently in Use May Pose Serious Dangers to Motorists

Accidents involving tractor-trailers and other large trucks are often caused by the negligence of truck drivers and/or the trucking companies that employ or dispatch them. They may also be caused by truck defects, including defects in the hitches that hold semi-trailers to cabs. A fatal accident that occurred in January 2014, when a semi-trailer came […]

308, 2015

Train Accidents and Injuries Are Often Caused by Negligent Truck Drivers

A number of accidents between commuter trains and large trucks have occurred when truck drivers fail to get their vehicles off railroad tracks in time to prevent collisions, derailment, and/or serious injury and death to train passengers. In March 2015, for example, at least 59 Amtrak passengers were injured when the driver of a tractor-trailer […]

505, 2015

Truck Driver Falls Asleep, Causing Deadly Crash Involving School Bus and another Vehicle

In March 2015, on a highway near Orondo, Washington, a truck driver veered into oncoming traffic, struck a school bus filled with children, and hit another vehicle head-on, killing that vehicle’s driver. A Washington State trooper reported that the driver appeared to be falling asleep just before the crash. Of the fifty-six people taken to […]

603, 2015

Truck Driver Negligence in Bad Weather Conditions Can Cause Deadly Traffic Accidents

Anyone who has driven in winter weather knows that traffic accidents can very easily occur during snowstorms or black-ice conditions created by freezing rain. Though most observers may be inclined to blame these crashes on nothing more than weather, driver negligence quite often contributes to collisions and resultant injuries and deaths that might have been […]

1512, 2014

Mississippi Truck Crash Involving Nearly a Dozen Vehicles Leaves 4 Dead and 4 Others Injured: Who Is at Fault?

Accidents involving large trucks often result in multiple-vehicle pileups when truck drivers follow too closely behind other vehicles for the speed at which they are traveling. Just such an accident occurred on a coastal Mississippi highway near the Louisiana border, shortly after midnight on Saturday, December 13, 2014.

In this case, the trouble began with one […]