"A higher number of heavy-truck drivers die on the job than workers in any other occupation."
"It's going to be a cool product and will defy people's expectations on what an electric truck can do."
"I want to make sure that the guy in the truck next to me, driving 60,000 pounds, is not going to run me over because he falls asleep."
In a fairly bizarre turn of events, the driver of a big rig who nearly choked on food he was eating stands accused of causing a fatal collision in California. The tragic truck accident happened not too far from Sacramento when the driver of a tractor trailer lost consciousness after choking on food. While he did return to alertness fairly quickly, that awakening came too late for the two people who died and the two others who were injured in the incident.
When drivers take to California roadways, they owe a duty of reasonable care toward other drivers, vehicle passengers and pedestrians alike. Unfortunately, a car or truck accident can happen much more quickly than many people can anticipate. Too often, such truck accidents prove fatal to victims and sometimes lead to wrongful death lawsuits in order for surviving family members to cover their financial losses after an unexpected death.
Accidents between trucks and cars can be especially devastating due to the fact that a much larger and heavier truck can cause such extensive damage to a smaller vehicle. One recent California truck accident has tragically taken the life of a toddler and left another child in critical condition. The collision involved four vehicles, including a tow truck which rear-ended a Ford Fusion carrying a family of five.