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Congress poised to roll back rule meant to curb truck accidents


A truck accident could potentially be very serious given the sheer size of the vehicle involved in the crash. The damage could be catastrophic and might lead to the loss of life. State law enforcement officials as well as federal legislative authorities have tried to deploy measures and regulations that curb the number of such incidents. The cause of a truck accident can sometimes be traced to speeding or truck driver fatigue.

Virginia Tech's CTBS research helping prevent truck accidents

Virginia residents understand that a truck accident can be catastrophic. The impact from a a truck is usually much greater than what victims might experience if they are struck by a smaller vehicle. The large size of trucks, compounded with the speed at which they are moving and the momentum generated, is much higher than a typical two-car collision.

Tractor-trailer collides with Volvo truck, Roanoke driver charged


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.

Truck accident kills worker in Virginia


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.

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