Drivers have a duty to other drivers to take every reasonable safety precaution while on the roadways of Louisiana. Truck drivers employed by trucking companies are also held to this same standard. When these standards are breached, accidents can occur. Such may be the case for one local driver who is currently in stable condition at a local hospital after an 18-wheeler accident.
Speed governors in New Orleans are not elected officials that regulate the speed on the Louisiana roadways. Instead, these are safety control devices that are available on every class seven and eight truck. This standard equipment allows a truck driver to set a top speed limit when traveling on Louisiana roadways. This tool is thought to be very useful in the prevention of truck accidents.
Have you ever observed an 18-wheeler hanging over the side of a highway? Anyone who traveled near the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway may have observed this peculiar sight on Thursday, October 30. After a collision with a car, a large truck dangled off the southbound bridge for several hours.
Anyone who has driven on a Louisiana highway has observed 18-wheeler trucks. These massive vehicles haul cargo throughout the United States. To stay on schedule, drivers spend long hours behind the wheel. These long hours can lead the most careful of drivers to make mistakes. Car drivers must take affirmative steps to avoid a collision.
Just as auto makers are moving toward safer vehicles, major truck manufacturers are also trying to make their trucks safer. Each year nearly 4,000 people are killed and over 100,000 are injured in commercial vehicle accidents. This push toward safety is welcome news for the Louisiana families who have lost loved ones to truck accidents.
Many New Orleans residents may have heard about the recent devastating truck accident that killed one comedian and injured "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan. The wreck occurred when the semi-truck failed to slow for traffic in front of it, forcing it to swerve to avoid collision. However, when it did, the tractor-trailer slammed into the limo bus carrying Morgan and several others.
Justice may be at hand for the loved ones of a woman killed in an accident. Lahisha Walls died at the scene of a fatal vehicle accident on Friday May 23, 2014. Walls drove a Toyota Avalon when she crossed the median into oncoming traffic. The Toyota was struck on the passenger side by an 18-wheeler. After an investigation by Baton Rouge police, more was discovered about the accident.
The polar vortex that has swept much of the nation has caused a variety of problems. One deadly result of the cold air, snow and ice has been the creation of dangerous road conditions. Drivers in some states have been met with white-out conditions that made it hard to see the highway. One such weather pattern created the perfect storm that lead to a truck accident that killed three motorists.
When a driver gets behind the wheel, he or she must be prepared to share the road with a variety of different types of vehicles. One of the most dangerous vehicles on the road is the 18-wheeler truck. When truck accidents occur, the results can be devastating because of the size of the truck and even the cargo the truck is hauling.