A recent fatal accident in Houston, Texas, is just another example of why 18-wheelers and other large trucks should have more stringent standards when it comes to installation and strength of under-ride guards.
As you pass semi trucks on the roads, have you ever wondered exactly what it takes to be qualified to drive an 18-wheeler? The answer may surprise you.
A lawsuit has been filed over a school bus and tractor-trailer crash that occurred in Reagan County on October 13, 2010. In the lawsuit, the parents of four children injured in the accident allege negligence against the driver of the tanker truck that crashed into the bus as well as his employer, who has the duty to properly supervise and train its trick drivers.
A minor collision that stopped traffic on an Oklahoma interstate last year resulted in a deadly domino effect when a tractor-trailer truck barreled into a Land Rover that had stopped in the line of vehicles held up by the traffic jam. The Land Rover rammed into another car before rolling off the side of the roadway. According to investigators, the semi truck continued on, without braking or taking any apparent evasive action, rolling over two more cars and dragging them under its wheels before stopping atop a minivan. This tragic tractor-trailer accident left 10 dead.