What just a few years ago sounded like science fiction is quickly becoming a reality in Virginia and across the United States. Self-driving vehicles are slowly hitting the market for consumers and businesses. These vehicles, which use computers and sensors to avoid obstructions and other vehicles, include the potential of reducing the number truck accidents.
An accident on Interstate 81 involving a large truck left two people dead. One of the victims was a Blacksburg resident.
An accident on Interstate 66 in Northern Virginia left one person dead and a young woman, the deceased person's wife, recovering from critical injuries. The family of the couple has begun raising money to cover medical bills and funeral expenses.
This blog has previously talked how many truckers and other commercial drivers in Virginia must follow federal hours of service regulations.
Any truck driver traveling too fast on Virginia's roads is a potential hazard to other motorists with whom the trucker is sharing the road.
One of the possible consequences of a truck accident in Blacksburg, Virginia, is a serious head injury. Especially given the size difference between a full-sized truck and a smaller passenger vehicle, one can easily see how a victim of a negligent truck driver can easily leave the accident suffering head trauma.
Fatigued driving is dangerous behavior for any motorist traveling through the Blacksburg, Virginia, area to engage in.
In Virginia and elsewhere, it is obvious that commercial truck serve a major role in commerce. In a time where more people are purchasing items online instead of the store, large trucks are used to transport packages across the state or several states to their final destination. Because of this, it is rare for motorists to travel on the roadways without sharing the road with a semi-truck or tractor-trailer truck. While this seems commonplace, this also means the risks associated with these trucks are also commonplace. In other words, there are always constant risks of being involved in an accident with a large truck.
Large trucks have a constant presence on the roadways in Virginia and other states across the nation. Whether it is during the day or night, in rush hour or an open road, commercial trucks are used to transport goods to destinations within and outside of the state. While these vehicles benefit commerce, the reality is that they generate many risks on the roadways. Thus, when a truck accident does occur, victims need to understand their rights and what they could do.