The Texas roadways have trucks going back and forth on them all day, every day. These vehicles provide a key service by providing jobs and bringing products from one place to the other. Despite that, these vehicles also carry with them a certain amount of risk. Their size and speed can lead to serious injuries and fatalities for anyone who is unfortunate enough to be in a truck accident with them. Federal agencies are constantly seeking ways to make certain that operators are safe. One strategy the federal government had planned to check drivers for obstructive sleep apnea has been canceled.
On May 9, a semi-truck collided with an SUV in Sweetwater, resulting in multiple injuries. According to a preliminary synopsis from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the driver of the tractor-trailer was switching lanes and did not notice the SUV in the other lane. This Sweetwater truck accident seriously injured two people and resulted in non-incapacitating injuries in four others, including two children.
We see them every day on Texas roads and highways. A school bus passing by, a dump truck loaded with stones, a garbage truck, an 18-wheeler trailer. Yet, how often do we stop to think about just how much larger and heavier these motor vehicles are than the little passenger cars that most of us zip around in?