According to an article on 18-wheeler accidents by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), large trucks weigh 20 to 30 times more than a typical passenger vehicle. In addition, semis take up to 20-40 percent longer to come to a complete stop than the average car.
Six people lost their lives in the huge pile-up on I-35 in Fort Worth on February 11th, according to an ABC News report. The multiple car accident involved over 100 vehicles and left several people injured.
What does extreme weather mean to you? Since Texas is such a big place with varied climates and topography, the answer to that question can vary. Most of us will think of thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail storms, high winds, and even hurricanes.
According to an article by KTXS, a truck driver stayed trapped in the cab of his 18-wheeler for several hours after driving off the road south of Sweetwater. The accident occurred around 2 in the morning and it wasn’t until close to 7 that it was discovered, according to the Sweetwater Fire Chief, Grant Madden.
An article from San Angelo Live reported that there was an accident involving an 18-wheeler that was carrying a large load of pipe. The crash occurred approximately 2 miles south of Paint Rock in Concho County on State Highway 83.
On September 10th, Thursday evening, a collision between a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler happened near the intersection of FM 2105 and Highway 87. The semi-truck, according to the San Angelo Live article, was traveling north on 87 when it struck the side of the passenger car.
According to the Odessa Police Department report, the accident occurred at Grant Ave. and Interstate 20 a little before 2 in the morning.
An 18-wheeler accident occurred on March 19th in Odessa, TX which resulted in the death of one driver and the hospitalization of another. According to the investigation done by the Odessa Police Department, the driver of the 18-wheeler failed to control his speed at the time of the accident.
18-Wheelers go by several different names. You have probably heard them all but they are also known as semis, big-rigs, commercial trucks, tractor-trailers, or even semitrailers. These giant machines are an integral part of society as they are used to deliver goods and supplies across the country.
Automobile accidents can cause problems that range from irritating to life-changing. 18-Wheeler accidents, on the other hand, have a higher capacity to cause catastrophic injuries or end a person's life. These behemoths of the highways can cause severe damage to life and property due to their large size and mass.