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What are some common sources of rollover truck crashes?

On Behalf of | Nov 28, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Even a few small mistakes on the road can lead to a serious crash when truck tires lose their grip on the road.

When dealing with heavier and larger vehicles, a rollover accident can become even more dangerous than most car accidents.

Speeding without precautions

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a truck that gathers speed can eventually become harder to handle. When an obstacle appears, the driver could struggle to turn out of the way in time to prevent a crash.

This kind of momentum can lead to a truck jackknifing, which is when the driver’s part of the vehicle and the other back area bend toward each other. When the truck starts to lean forward, it could be impossible to stop a rollover.

Distractions

A trucker trying to use their phone or even just looking off in the distance may set off a series of events that ends in a rollover collision with a car or motorcycle. Taking their eyes off the road while trying to unwrap food or talking to another person inside the vehicle are common ways that truckers can miss other vehicles around them.

Truckers overcorrecting their steering can also make it easier for their vehicles to lurch forward and roll over.

Heavy cargo

If someone overloads a truck with heavy materials or items, a rollover accident could happen if the driver turns too quickly or stops too suddenly. Cargo can influence how far the truck leans to one side or another.

When you are around trucks with distracted drivers and extreme loads, you may suffer from serious spinal cord or head trauma after a crash.

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