Tractor-trailer trucks are essential for companies that ship goods in the United States, and these vehicles are generally safe for those on the roads. However, when a driver blatantly disregards posted traffic signs, chaos can rapidly ensue. Negligent driving can quickly create a collision, which can then leave those involved seriously injured or even killed. Unfortunately, one semi truck accident caused the death of two people in Nebraska.
Fatal accidents involving trucks occur every day in the United States, an average of 11 per day nationwide. That means that 11 times every day families are torn apart by the tragic event of losing a loved one, including one Iowa family that recently felt the pain caused by such an accident. This particular family lost two little boys, but with a total of 4,000 fatalities every year, many families feel this same pain. However, semi truck accident deaths may not be getting the publicity that they may need, especially in Nebraska.
18-wheeler trucks are often a popular way for large companies to ship their goods across the United States; however, the drivers of these trucks may not always be the most aware and alert drivers if their company requires extensive driving time from them. Whether these drivers are in Nebraska or any other location in America, the those driving around these massive vehicles can be in serious danger if the truck driver is not aware of their surroundings. Unfortunately, one semi truck accident in New Jersey recently left the well-known comedian Tracy Morgan with serious injuries.