If you have seen the aftermath of a collision between a car and another passenger vehicle, you understand how catastrophic car accidents are. But when it comes to accidents involving trucks, the results are far more devastating. To better understand the destructive outcomes of truck accidents, Aurora residents need to understand that an average car only weighs 4,000 pounds while a fully loaded truck can weigh approximately 80,000 pounds. By considering the size and weight of a truck, a person can easily understand why trucks are capable of causing catastrophic injuries and fatalities in collisions.
Considering the nature and demand of their work in the business and commercial industries, truckers put in a lot of hours each week. And while every driver in Kane County, Illinois, probably understands that driving without adequate sleep can affect their attentiveness and decision-making while driving, this fact also applies to truckers. Unfortunately, however, when truck drivers are fatigued their risk of causing a truck accident may be greater.
Ben Franklin's adage that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is something the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) probably wishes someone had taken to heart a long time ago. The agency recently prohibited an Illinois truck company from continuing in business after citing it as an imminent danger to the public's safety following the death of a state toll worker and critical injuries to a state trooper.