A truck driver who struck a vehicle along the side of the road is now facing criminal vehicular manslaughter charges. The accident happened in a town not far away from the Riverside area.
Many California drivers think that if they are traveling on little or no sleep, they can always just drink some coffee or a commercial marketed caffeine pill in order to stay awake. While there is some truth to this perception, there are also some important details about what caffeine does and does not do to the body that drivers may overlook.
Commercial trucks are responsible for a disproportionate number of injuries and fatalities, relative to their number of vehicles on the road. To study the causes of these accidents (and hopefully reduce or prevent them), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) studied 963 trucking accidents in 17 states and collated their results into a single study. This post will go over those results and how you might protect yourself on the road.
Collisions with semi-trucks are incredibly dangerous. Trucks are large and tend to cause an outsize number of fatalities about their presence on the road. In 2014, 3,660 fatalities were involved with commercial trucks. The majority of these fatalities occurred in one of the four deadly no-zones around trucks.
Eating while driving can be distracting. Drivers reach for food, they pry containers open and peel off wrappers, all of which can take their eyes off the road and create a risk of serious accidents. But eating on the road has another potentially deadly danger: choking. A recent truck accident that happened when the driver choked on food may show Southern California drivers how dangerous eating while driving can be.
The San Bernardino Freeway was closed the other morning during rush hour traffic when a big-rig and pickup truck collided, causing the big-rig to jackknife across all lanes.
A 37-year old woman died the other morning when a driver of a big-rig tractor trailer, for unknown reasons, collided with the mountainside as he approached a curve in the road, causing the trailer's gravel box to separate from the trailer frame. The box came to a stop on the opposite side of the road, hitting an SUV driven by the 37-year old woman.
Many commuters were late for work the other day when a big-rig accident in Montclair caused a traffic nightmare on Interstate 10.
Once again Interstate 10 in San Bernardino had to be closed due to a big-rig accident. The accident happened on the connecting road to the 215 Freeway early the other morning. The truck went over the side, causing damage to the bridge railing, and spilled approximately 150 gallons of fuel onto the freeway.
Reports indicate that a vehicle traveling on the westbound side of Interstate 10 in Montclair struck a big-rig truck late the other night, causing the truck to hit the center divider, spill diesel fuel onto the freeway and then burst into flames.