Truck and uber accidents can be very dangerous and can result in many individuals suffering injuries. A motor vehicle accident involving several big rig trucks recently occurred in California.
The accident occurred on Tuesday near Desert Center. Early that morning, two big rig trucks and a car were temporarily stopped on Interstate 10 due to road construction. Then, a third big rig truck, which was being driven by a 55-year-old man from Phoenix, came down the interstate. This truck was unable to stop in time and crashed into the three stopped vehicles.
The driver of one of the stopped big rigs, a passenger of one of the stopped big rigs and the man from Phoenix were injured as a result of this collision. All three of these individuals were taken to a hospital after the accident.
Reportedly, a fair amount of oil and fuel leaked out from one of the big rigs due to the accident. A hazmat unit was sent to clean up these liquids.
This case demonstrates that truck accidents can be very harmful. Due to their large size, trucks can cause fairly large impacts and can hit multiple vehicles when they are involved in accidents.
Another risk that can occur in connection to truck accidents comes from what trucks can be carrying. Trucks often contain large amounts of fuel and sometimes they can also be carrying other potentially hazardous materials. These types of materials can create additional dangers in the event of an accident.
Because of the many risks that can come from truck accidents, it is very important for truck drivers to practice safe and careful driving and obey all relevant traffic laws.