The size and weight of a commercial tractor-trailer can make it difficult to bring these vehicles to a halt. The faster the truck is traveling, the more time and space it needs to stop. In fact, a big rig traveling at highway speeds could take the length of a football field to come to a complete stop.
Our Indiana truck accident lawyers at Woods and Woods Injury Lawyers say that’s why truck drivers must be vigilant and focused on the road at all times. Failure to do so can easily result in a serious collision.
For example, a truck driver’s failure to stop his vehicle is being blamed for an Indiana truck accident that claimed the lives of five people. The truck driver didn’t realize that traffic in an I-65 construction zone had stopped in front of him. The semi-truck then proceeded to plow through several other vehicles on the road, killing and injuring occupants.
This isn’t the first accident the company who hired the at-fault driver has been linked to recently. According to NBC 5 Chicago, the company has been involved in nine other accidents within the past two years and has been cited almost three dozen times for safety violations during the same time period.
Our legal staff at Woods and Woods Injury Lawyers recognizes the dangers distracted or drowsy driving can pose to everyone on the road and our Indiana personal injury lawyers send their deepest sympathies to the families of this accident’s victims.