Large commercial trucks make up only 3% of the vehicles occupying U.S. roadways, but accidents with them are the cause of 12% of highway fatalities. Consider the weight and size of an 18 wheeler and how much time it takes for them to come to a stop … [Read more...] about What Makes a Collision with a Large Truck Different?
Truck Accident Facts
From 2010 to 2011 the number of deaths from big rig accidents on Missouri roads has been increasing. While 2010 saw 105 deaths from commercial truck accidents, in 2011 the number was increased to 120. The trucking industry in the U.S. is huge and … [Read more...] about Increasing Number of Missouri Big Rig Accidents
Accidents that involve tractor trailers can be incredibly serious. While the driver of the semi truck may walk away with minor injuries, drivers and passengers in smaller vehicles can sustain catastrophic injuries. And unfortunately, it is not … [Read more...] about Motorist Awarded in Tractor Trailer Accident That Resulted in a TBI
Accidents involving commercial trucks happen every day. This multi-billion dollar industry is good at transporting cargo from one place to another quickly and efficiently, but unfortunately in the process sometimes the hurry to get somewhere can … [Read more...] about Common Causes of Truck Accidents
The Missouri State Highway Patrol closed Eastbound Interstate 44 near I-270 Tuesday, July 23, following an accident that involved a semi truck and several cars. An accident that had taken place in the westbound lanes had directed the attention of … [Read more...] about Semi Truck Accident In Missouri Shuts Down Interstate 44
When the trucks contain thousands of pounds of material, they can become even more dangerous. On Wednesday, July 24, just south of Eldon, Missouri, a semi truck that was transporting fuel overturned on U.S. Highway 54. The Missouri State Highway … [Read more...] about Semi Truck Carrying 5,400 Gallons Of Fuel Overturns