Large commercial trucks can be seen on Virginia's streets, roads and highways in all sorts of traffic and weather conditions and at all times of the day and night. These trucks generally travel without incident, but sometimes they are involved in crashes with other motor vehicles. Because of their size and weight, truck accidents often produce more serious injuries and damage than other accidents with smaller vehicles.
The simple vision of two huge vehicles coming together in a head-on collision and causing serious injuries to the drivers and passengers inside those vehicles can scarcely be described with words sufficient to portray the trauma that the accident victim suffers. Even a single truck accident can cause extreme harm to pedestrians or drivers and passengers of a smaller vehicle that has been hit by a truck.
Accidents involving massive commercial trucks or 18-wheelers can be catastrophic for other, smaller vehicles on the road and, worse, for pedestrians. Irrespective of who is at fault, a truck accident can easily prove fatal or, at the very least, inflict serious injuries on their victims.
With winter weather easing into the Roanoke area, driving is expected to become a bit more difficult as the calendar creeps closer to the official start of winter (on or about December 22). The unfortunate (and expected) result is that more accidents will occur.