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Truck accidents can be catastrophic

Tractor-trailers are the backbone of the U.S. economy. Major highways across the country are filled with commercial traffic 24 hours a day. For drivers in Kentucky, it is understandable to be nervous when sharing roadways with these speeding behemoths. Due to their sheer size, truck accidents can be absolutely catastrophic. Recently, a tragic crash near Florence involving a tractor-trailer claimed the life…

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What are some of the common forms of commercial truck crashes?

Harm reduction is a modern philosophy that looks at the realities of life and seeks to find solutions that can help people stay safer. Instead of pushing for perfection, harm reduction acknowledges the limits to humans and human society and encourages people to make decisions that keep them and other people around them safer. When it comes to driving safely…

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Truck accidents: Car pinned underneath trailer for over an hour

For motorists, few things are as intimidating as driving at high speeds alongside massive tractor-trailers. However, this is a daily occurrence for many drivers in Kentucky. Interstates and major highways across the state are heavily utilized by commercial traffic at all hours of the day. Unfortunately, as populations continue to rise, truck accidents will likely follow suit. A driver was injured in a recent crash between a car and a tractor-trailer, but authorities…

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Truck accidents: 2 people hurt in interstate crash

Tractor-trailers, also referred to as 18-wheelers, are massive vehicles and it can be quite intimidating to share the road with these big rigs. Because of the size of these big rigs, Kentucky motorists should always give them plenty of room and try to stay out of the blind spots of the truck driver. Unfortunately, due to the high volumes of…

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Helpful tips for preventing truck accidents

For motorists in Kentucky, sharing roadways with large commercial vehicles such as tractor-trailers is just part of driving. These days, there are more commercial vehicles on the road than ever before. Driving near tractor-trailers requires focus and attention. These tips may help drivers avoid truck accidents. One of the most important things to remember when driving close to tractor-trailers is that these…

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Fatigued truckers can cause deadly crashes

Truckers have to ensure that they are driving safely when they are on the roadways. When they don’t, occupants of other vehicles can suffer from injuries. One reason why these drivers might not be able to operate their rigs safely is that they are too fatigued to do so. This is a serious problem that must be addressed before a…

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Truck accidents: Overturned trucks can cause hazardous conditions

These days, highways across the state of Kentucky are heavily utilized by tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles. It goes without saying that the massive size of tractor-trailers make them very dangerous and intimidating for motorists in passenger vehicles. However, it is not only the size of these big trucks that make them dangerous. Tractor-trailers are often used to transport fuels, oil and other hazardous materials. When truck accidents…

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Truck accidents: State of emergency declared along busy highway

The interstate highways that criss-cross the state of Kentucky are heavily utilized by commercial traffic. For motorists in smaller passenger vehicles, traveling at high speeds in close proximity to massive tractor-trailers and other large trucks can be incredibly intimidating. Sharing roadways with tractor-trailers is not only daunting, it is dangerous. Officials in Fort Mitchell recently declared a state of emergency due to several truck accidents…

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Truck accidents: Deadly crash caused by distracted truck driver

It’s no secret that distracted driving is a big problem in Kentucky and across the United States. To safely navigate crowded roadways, motorists must always remain focused behind the wheel. Truck drivers are no exception. In fact, special licenses and hours of training are required just to legally operate tractor-trailers. Losing focus for just a split second is enough to cause deadly truck…

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Truck accidents: Driver arrested and charged after fatal crash

Tractor-trailers are massive vehicles that can do major damage in an accident. There’s a lot more to worry about with these massive trucks than just their size. They are often hauling hazardous materials or flammable liquids which can make them incredibly dangerous. Thousands of victims are killed every year in truck accidents in Kentucky and across the United States. Tragically, most of them are occupants…

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Drivers must always stay focused to prevent truck accidents

When traveling at high speeds on crowded Kentucky interstates, drivers need to stay hyperfocused at all times, especially when massive vehicles like tractor-trailers are present. Drivers in smaller passenger vehicles should always give tractor-trailers the respect they deserve. Never follow too closely, always maintain plenty of space between vehicles and, most importantly, pay attention. Losing focus for just a split second is enough…

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The high cost of limbs lost in trucking accidents

Commercial trucks are so much larger than the typical passenger vehicle that they can cause horrific damage to the vehicle and catastrophic injuries to the passengers inside. Incidents involving the shearing or crushing of parts of a vehicle are common in commercial truck collisions. Whether another vehicle slides under the bigger commercial truck or part of a vehicle gets pinched…

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