Large trucks can be an intimidating sight on the road in Tampa with good reason. These vehicles are naturally dangerous because of their sheer size, but that's not the only reason they can cause injury and fatality in truck accident. Drivers of these vehicles are required to adhere to federal trucking regulations when it comes to safety. On the same token, the company that owns the truck is also required to ensure that the vehicles are properly maintained and safe.
Florida residents were as horrified as other Americans by the aftermath of the April 10 bus and truck crash in northern California. The accident killed 10 people and injured many more. Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board released its initial findings as to what led up to the truck accident.
An accident that involves a large truck is more likely to be fatal than a collision between two passenger vehicles. As Tampa Bay residents know well, trucks are heavier and more powerful than other vehicles. This difference in weight and power makes a truck an extremely dangerous piece of machinery if operated by a negligent trucker.
Drivers in the Tampa area know that there can be devastating consequences brought on by accidents involving large commercial trucks and smaller vehicles. The weight disparity between the vehicles can result in very severe collisions, ultimately leading to serious injuries and death to drivers and passengers of the smaller vehicles.