Accidents involving trucks have been on a sharp increase in recent years. Collisions between large commercial trucks and passenger cars can damage property or severe injuries, which can even lead to death.
Trucks have some characteristics that create a high risk for accidents to take place. Due to the difference in size and weight between trucks and other motor vehicles, it is not a surprise that fatalities can occur on the road.
Trucks also require a greater stopping distance compared to other vehicles. The trucks can also roll over smaller vehicles. These are not the only causes of truck accidents, as a significant percentage of the accidents occur due to passenger vehicle accidents.
Here are a few reasons why truck accidents happen: