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Multiple people injured after truck crashes into stopped cars

People know that every time they drive there is a possibility that they will be in an accident, but most assume that they will travel safely. This is partly because they assume the other drivers on the road will also follow the rules and drive safely. However, when other drivers do not do this, accidents can occur and people can suffer injuries as a result.

Truck accidents are more common than many realize

People see large trucks on the road every day in Pennsylvania. Some people can find them annoying because they drive slower and do not accelerate as quickly. Also, sometimes it can be scary not knowing whether a truck driver sees other drivers when they are travelling next to them. Well beyond the annoyances they can cause, they also are involved in many truck accidents every year as well. The damage and injuries suffered in these accidents can be devastating.

Truck drivers are required to inspect the truck before each trip

Trucks are very useful for hauling big and numerous items across Pennsylvania. They are used by many companies and many people earn their living as truck drivers. However, the reason that makes them so useful for hauling is the same reason that they can be very dangerous as well. They are much larger than most other vehicles on the road and truck accidents can be very devastating. That is why it is so important that the truck drivers drive safely and that the trucks are in good working order.

Required periodic inspections of commercial trucks

Over time almost everything people use and make in Pennsylvania will break down. So, if people want to keep using a certain thing, they generally have to perform maintenance on it and fix broken parts. Sometimes, depending on the object, it can even become a safety hazard if parts are broken and the object is not operating properly. Vehicles fall into this category. If a car or truck is not operating correctly or parts are broken, accidents can occur and people may be injured as a result.

The minimum insurance requirements for trucks

Every motorist in Pennsylvania has to carry a certain amount of car insurance in order to be able to drive his or her vehicle legally in this state. These amounts, however, are not that high when one considers the way in which medical expenses and other costs pile up after an accident. The end result is that, in a car accident, an injured person may not get full compensation for his or her losses.

College student dead after truck accident

A college student has died following a serious accident in a community a short distance from Pittsburgh. The fatal accident is the latest in a series of major collisions along the same stretch of roadway, and officials are now looking into solutions that would improve safety.

A fatigued trucker caused a crash and should pay compensation

A previous post on this blog discussed how federal regulations require many, if not most truck drivers, to pull over and rest after they have been behind the wheel or on the road for a certain number of hours. The reason for these rules is to prevent a trucker from driving while too tired to operate a large commercial vehicle.

Federal regulations require truckers rest to avoid accidents

Although this is not always the case, many truckers who travel through the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area have to follow federal rules. These rules are promulgated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to stay in business legally.

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