When auto-commercial truck collisions occur in Austin, the consequences for drivers and passengers in the smaller four-wheel vehicles are often catastrophic. The reasons for this reality have to do with a number of factors, including:
• Simple physics. A large truck can easily weigh 40 tons, 30 to 40 times as great as an automobile.
• Large, fully loaded trucks are difficult to maneuver, and a loss of control is common when even small miscalculations by the driver occur.
• Large commercial trucks have limited visibility and numerous blind spots, often making smaller cars invisible.
Most truck drivers are professionals who want to drive safely. However, they are responsible for more than 500,000 accidents a year, with more than 5,000 resulting in fatalities. While mere numbers fail to tell the story of tragic accidents and life-changing injuries, these facts indicate that more than one in every eight traffic fatalities involves truck collisions. Moreover, in more than 98% of the cases, the deaths are in the passenger vehicles.
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