Truck Driver Rear Ends Car

 

Truck Driver Rear Ends Car – The driver of an SUV died Saturday afternoon after rear-ending a semi on 285 in Clayton County, causing a multi-vehicle crash that injured eight others. According to 11 Alive, the crash happened near Exit 58 under the Loop Bridge. Following the collision, the truck stopped.

 

Semi-trucks have significant blind spots on all four sides of the vehicle due to their size, known as “non-spots”. Since truck drivers don’t have rearview mirrors to see the traffic behind them, they have to rely on their mirrors. However, they essentially cannot see nearly 200 feet behind their truck without the use of additional cameras, as noted in the Virginia Institute of Transportation Technology’s Large Truck Road Sharing Program. A rule of thumb when driving next to a semi truck is to look for the truck driver’s reflection in the mirror. If you can’t see the driver, they can’t see you.

 

 

 

Truck Driver Rear Ends Car

Rear-end accidents are usually caused by following another vehicle too closely and not having enough space to come to a complete stop if the lead vehicle slows down or stops suddenly. Nearly 18 percent of fatal crashes on U.S. roads are rear-end collisions, the National Safety Council notes, which account for 3,600 deaths annually.

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If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in an accident caused by the negligence of another driver, an experienced car accident attorney at Cambre & Associates can help you understand your legal options for compensation and the emotional cost to you suffered. We may also tell you about the services we can provide to help you navigate the claims process. Contact us for a free evaluation of your case.

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