Truck accidents in the United States have slowly been decreasing over the past few years. In 2009, almost 18,000 light trucks were involved in fatal crashes nationwide, a decrease of about 1,200 from 2008. Accidents involving large trucks have also declined to around 1,000 vehicles in the same year.
Based on study, truck accidents, unlike other motor vehicle accidents which are often caused by alcohol, distracted driving, and speeding are primarily caused by lack of sleep and fatigue on the part of truck drivers. In fact, only about 1 percent of truck accidents involved an alcohol-impaired driver.
Although statistics show that truck accident fatalities are not as high as other motor vehicle fatalities, being involved in one can be very dangerous. It can result in serious injuries such as burns, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or even death.
On Wednesday evening, just before midnight (08/03/11), a pickup truck slammed head-on into a semi truck. The Glendale truck accident happened near 75th Avenue and Bethany Home Road around 11:30 pm. Police investigation revealed that the pickup crossed the median and slammed into the parked semi truck on the roadside. The driver of the pickup died on the scene.
Being a victim of any kind of fatal car accident can be both emotionally and financially devastating. Many of us suffered because of the loss of a loved one accompanied by the cost of laying him or her to rest.
As one of the top truck accident attorneys in Glendale, we are always ready to assist victims of truck accidents. Call us at (480) 389-2463 for you free consultation.