Truck Accidents Are Often More Severe Than Car Crashes
Nobody is taking anything away from passenger car, truck, or SUV collisions. These incidents can be very, very bad for all parties involved. Participants in these events regularly sustain injuries, and sometimes, death becomes part of the equation too. Still, due to the sheer size of commercial trucks, accidents involving them are often worst. The vehicles and trailers are heavy enough on their own, but when the rear is loaded down, the weight makes it difficult for the operator to come to a stop quickly.
Tragedy Struck In Colorado Not Too Long Ago
Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, a 23-year old commercial licensed truck driver, was involved in a crash on I-70, which killed four people. The semi hit numerous cars in Lakewood, and when all was said and done, the pileup included a total of 24 vehicles. Aguilera-Mederos is currently in jail facing vehicular homicide charges. He told his brother, Daniel Aguilera, who is also a truck driver that his brakes failed. There is no foul play suspected as of yet such as drugs or alcohol, but still, a Lakewood Police Department Agent, Ty Countryman, believes the manslaughter charges will stick even if there was a mechanical failure.
The traffic on I-70 was at a standstill at the time because of an accident further ahead on the roadway. After the big-rig hit the cars, a fire ignited, but investigators are still trying to determine what caused the flames. The scene was terrifying, to say the least, and the Denver West Parkway bridge sustained notable structural damage. Since Floridians are likely to be reading this post, to put things in a better perspective, Lakewood is approximately 10 miles from Denver. This event just goes to show how catastrophic truck accidents really are.
Dangers Exist In Florida As Well
Tractor-trailers play a major role in the United States, including right here in the Sunshine State. They transport all kinds of things from one place to the next, like consumer goods, chemicals, lumber, heavy machinery, and more. Not all of these vehicles receive high-quality maintenance though. Hence, it is possible that the brakes did fail in the case mentioned above. It also stands to reason that the same issue can happen anywhere. Don't merely take our word for it though, rather, take a look at some of these recent headlines...
- News 6 WKMG – Beer Truck Crashes Into Diner On Orange Blossom Trail
- Space Coast Daily – Rescue Trucks Respond To Truck Vs. Tractor-Trailer In N.
- Melbourne On US 1
News 96.5 WDBO – St. Cloud Man Killed In Fatal Osceola County Crash
- WPLG – Driver Killed In Crash Involving SUV, Tractor-Trailer On US Highway 27
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Recovering from injuries caused by a truck accident can be quite expensive. There are medical expenses, physical therapy bills, and even counseling costs. Not to mention, the victim is usually out of work for an extended period, which means they have no money coming in to support themselves or their family. Plus, the insurance and trucking companies don't have the hurt party's best interests in mind. They only care about not paying out a substantial settlement.
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