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Let's talk about truck drivers and the trucking industry

Truck accidents are a major topic of road safety, and they always will be. Inherent to the equation is a big, powerful motor vehicle that is capable of towing many tons of dangerous materials. These vehicles can crash, tip over and explode. And there is no real way to guarantee that zero truck accidents will happen. Mistakes are a part of life -- and truck drivers will make mistakes every now and then.

Truck tips over, speeding and fatigue could be involved

The truck accident that we are about to write about may seem funny at first, but it actually reveals all of the potential problems with the trucking industry and truck drivers. The wreck, which occurred in Arizona, did not involve any injuries, which is great news. The biggest loss in the wreck was pizza dough and flour -- 44,500 pounds worth, to be exact. Many movie nights were ruined on this day.

When it comes to truck accidents, it's all in the details

On their surface, truck accidents may seem like simple events. A large motor vehicle crashed into another motor vehicle, and damage occurred -- as, most likely, did injuries. A lawsuit may or may not be filed. What more is there to notice about the truck accident?

Truck and train collide in downtown Phoenix, at least 7 injured

An unfortunate and uncommon motor vehicle accident in downtown Phoenix, Arizona occurred over the weekend, leaving many people with injuries. The wreck was between a commercial truck and a metro light rail train. Both of the vehicles were travelling in the same direction -- southbound -- when the truck tried to make a left turn, apparently in front of the train. The two vehicles collided as a result, and at least seven people suffered injuries.

How do truck accidents happen?

It goes without saying that truck accidents are often devastating accidents that impact many lives. Usually when you talk about truck accidents, the wreck involves a large trailer or semi truck that carries a lot of momentum and power into any collision with other vehicles. It is easy to get upset and want to blame the larger vehicle for the wreck, but there are many different ways that a truck accident can happen. Let's review a few of these common triggers to truck accidents.

You need legal help after a truck accident

Truck accidents are absolutely devastating events that change not only the lives of the victims of the accident, but their families and loved ones too. Semi-trucks are large, powerful vehicles that cause immense damage when they are involved in a collision with practically any object. The probability that severe, catastrophic or even fatal injuries is high when a truck crashes into other motor vehicles.

Truck swerves into oncoming traffic, causes fatal wreck

A fatal motor vehicle accident to the south of Phoenix, Arizona on Interstate 10 was caused by a large semi truck crossing the median and entering oncoming traffic. The truck then struck another vehicle in oncoming traffic, and one person in that other vehicle was killed. Police are investigating the crash, and more information will be provided soon.

Skyrocketing truck accident rate sends startling message

After being inspected in 2012, 4.89 percent of truck drivers were taken off the road for having too many violations. That may not sound like many drivers, but it actually amounts to more than 171,000 drivers. Similarly, more than 20 percent of trucks were taken off the road after inspection in 2012 because the vehicle had too many violations. That amounts to the staggering figure of 2,145,733 trucks.

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