From Bossier City to New Orleans, semitrailer trucks roar across the highways and byways of the Pelican State. Despite this horsepower on display, most trucks pass to, from or through Louisiana without incident. But when an 18-wheeler accident happens, the property damage and injuries that ensue can be devastating. This is because of the great size, weight and mass of these leviathan vehicles.
Back in December we told you about a massive, multi-truck pileup on Interstate 10. Six semitrailer trucks were involved in the crash, which shut down the Interstate for hours while crews laboriously removed all of the disabled vehicles. Two people were injured and were taken to the hospital.