Hartford Truck Drivers Should Focus on Preventing These 3 Crash Types

By Lawyer ~ May 14th, 2016 @ 8:48 pm

According to the New Haven Register, a Connecticut truck driver was killed recently when he lost control of his vehicle in the thruway and the truck rolled over. Tragically, rollover accidents like this one are disproportionately likely to be deadly. A paper published by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicated approximately 18 percent of collisions with large trucks are rollover accidents. A much higher percentage of deadly truck crashes- 35 percent- are classified as rollover collisions. Both truckers and those in passenger vehicles surrounding a rolled over truck are in grave danger of serious injuries or death when a truck rolls over.

Rollover truck accidents in Connecticut often happen when truckers go too quickly, especially when navigating their vehicle around a curve.  Rollover risks can also be exacerbated if a trucker has not loaded his vehicle carefully and balanced the load correctly. The higher center of gravity and top-heavy nature of commercial trucks makes these vehicles more likely to rollover, and going too fast or having an unbalanced load makes the risk even worse. Truck drivers need to be aware that rollover accidents are such a common cause of deadly crashes and need to take steps to try to prevent collisions from occurring.

Focus on Preventing Common Types of Truck Crashes

Rollover collisions are one of three common types of accidents that disproportionately occur when trucks are involved in car accidents. Two other types of accidents– underride accidents and jackknife accidents- generally only occur when a truck is involved.

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