Drivers have a duty to other drivers to take every reasonable safety precaution while on the roadways of Louisiana. Truck drivers employed by trucking companies are also held to this same standard. When these standards are breached, accidents can occur. Such may be the case for one local driver who is currently in stable condition at a local hospital after an 18-wheeler accident.
A post from a few weeks ago focused on truck manufacturers attempting to improve the safety features of their commercial vehicles. Safety features that are being implemented by Volvo Trucks and Daimler were highlighted. Although these companies are making an attempt to make a safer vehicle, however, the fact remains that 18-wheelers can be dangerous hazards on the roads of Louisiana.
The roads are shared by both trucks and cars. However, when these two modes of transportation collide, the aftermath can be devastating. Recently, an 18-wheeler collided with a car in Dallas, Texas, and wreaked havoc on traffic and the lives of those involved in the crash.
When a driver gets behind the wheel, he or she must be prepared to share the road with a variety of different types of vehicles. One of the most dangerous vehicles on the road is the 18-wheeler truck. When truck accidents occur, the results can be devastating because of the size of the truck and even the cargo the truck is hauling.
A fatal accident claimed the life of an 86-year-old woman last week after her vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler on a highway in Lacombe, Louisiana. The driver of the 18-wheeler was arrested by Louisiana State Troopers for allegedly causing the accident by attempting to make an illegal U-turn on a curve. The woman suffered severe injuries as a result of the 18-wheeler accident and was pronounced dead at the scene. The out-of-state truck driver was unharmed.