There is more commercial traffic on roadways today than ever before, as the economy continues to grow in Kentucky and across the United States. Tractor-trailers are needed to ship goods and merchandise to consumers. Although these vehicles are often considered the backbone of the economy, they can also be very dangerous as they share roads with smaller passenger vehicles. Tractor-trailers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, so any accident has the potential to result in extensive damage to smaller vehicles. Unfortunately, truck accidents commonly result in injuries.
Due the massive size of semitrailers and other commercial vehicles, these rigs have the potential to be significantly more dangerous than other vehicles on the road. Semitrailers are harder to stop and less maneuverable than smaller vehicles, which are often factors in truck accidents. It is also not uncommon for truck drivers to lose focus due to their long and exhausting driving schedules. Several commercial vehicle accidents along Highway 101 in Kentucky between Scottsville and Smiths Grove have prompted authorities to increase safety measures.
Interstate highways that crisscross the great state of Kentucky offer a network of convenient roadways that connect cities and business hubs across America. Interstate highways are heavily used by commercial traffic, commuters and out-of-state travelers alike. Today, there are more semitrucks on the road than ever before, due to an increased need to transport goods. Because of this, truck accidents are becoming commonplace on interstates across the country.
In today's world, there is a greater need to transport and deliver goods and services. Because of this need, commercial traffic has increased on roadways across the state of Kentucky. This increased traffic also brings about a higher risk for accidents. Due to the incredible size and weight of most trucks, truck accidents with passenger vehicles are more likely to result in serious injuries and death. Although truck drivers make their living by driving and spend a great amount of time behind the wheel, they still make mistakes just like other drivers.
There are thousands of accidents involving semitrailers every year across the United States. Several interstate highways crisscross the state of Kentucky, and big rigs utilize these roadways the most. With semitrailers and automobiles sharing the same roadways, truck accidents are bound to happen. Due to their sheer size, accidents involving these rigs are often fatal.
The American economy is trending up. As the economy grows, so does the need to transport merchandise and other products. Trucks are the lifeblood of the economy in Kentucky, as businesses across the state rely on trucks to export and import goods on a daily basis. However, this also means that the number of semis on roadways is increasing, making truck accidents more likely to occur. Because of the size of semitrucks, any accident involving these vehicles is more likely to be serious.
An early morning school bus ride gave students a jolt when their school bus was side swiped by a truck on a busy highway recently. The truck accident, on Kentucky 9 AA, happened when a rollback truck, which was carrying gasoline, swerved to miss hitting another truck. It instead slammed into the school bus that was stopped at a stop sign. Minor injuries were reported.
It is well established in the Kentucky medical community and across the United States that proper hand hygiene and sterile technique significantly reduces a patient's risk of infection. Infection may require unexpected antibiotics, medical bills and could even result in death. Recently, a family has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a pain clinic, alleging that it is responsible for the infection that their loved one did survive.
Any motor vehicle accident can result in serious property damage and physical harm. Truck accidents especially can be damaging for anyone involved due to their larger size in comparison to other vehicles. Sadly, a recent accident in Kentucky involving two tractor-trailers and two other vehicles resulted in multiple fatalities.
Many motor vehicle drivers fear traveling alongside tractor-trailer trucks. It is well-known that a tractor-trailer's large size can result in serious damage to a smaller vehicle and its occupants in a collision. Established regulations for truck companies and law enforcement of those regulations attempt to lessen the chance of a truck accidents, but unfortunately, they still occur. Recently in Kentucky, a man suffered serious injuries after being involved in an accident with a semi.