Semi-trucks are dangerous vehicles. Their size alone can make them hazards on the roads. Combine the size of the trucks, dense traffic and possibly fatigues drivers and truck accident might just be waiting to happen in Cleveland.
While the cause of a truck accident that happened in Cleveland last week isn't known, two 18-wheelers crashed, resulting in the closure of an intersection. Luckily, no one was hurt in the accident, but crashes like this demonstrate just how dangerous semi-trucks can be on the road. Had a smaller vehicle been involved in the crash, the outcome might have been much different.
When too many trucks flood the roadways, it can make it difficult for other drivers to maneuver safely. Even other truck drivers, who are supposed to be professional drivers, might have difficulty in dense traffic, especially when other large vehicles are present.
Truck drivers and truck companies share a responsibility in ensuring the roadways are safe. These trucks should be inspected regularly, and drivers of commercial vehicles in Cleveland should adhere to all rules and regulations pertaining to large trucks.
Motivated by delivering products quickly, some drivers might lie on their driving logs, or drive for much longer than they should. This can cause severe fatigue and bad judgment while driving. If a person is injured because of a negligent truck driver in Cleveland, they might be able to seek compensation for their injuries. An attorney can help a person understand their rights and file a personal injury lawsuit to help pay for medical expenses.
Source: Cleveland Advocate, "Traffic accident temporarily closes Washington at Houston Street intersection," Vanesa Brashier, Dec. 13, 2013