Researchers are finding out more about how much our bodies need sleep and what happens to us when we don't get enough of it. Many sources now equate driving while you are drowsy with driving drunk. This is how dangerous researchers now know it is to get behind the wheel when fatigued.
What might start out as a relatively ordinary commute to the job or to the grocery store one day may end up being one of the most expensive drives you will ever take if you end up in a trucking accident. Due to the heavy weight and large size of a semi-truck, an accident involving such a truck can easily be more serious than one involving another passenger car. The accident can be costly from a physical, financial and emotional standpoint.
Trucks are large, heavy vehicles that have the capacity to inflict serious damage on smaller vehicles when involved in a crash. Motor vehicle accidents involving large commercial trucks and semi trucks often result in severe or fatal injury, leaving innocent victims with irreparable damage or grieving the loss of a loved one.
It is common to see commercial haulers of all sizes on Indiana roadways. This is both a good and bad thing. It is good in the fact that it means economic improvements have increased consumer demand. It is bad in the fact that these big trucks can be dangerous with which to share the road. Truck accidents occur for various reasons, one of them being issues with cargo.
Nearly every Indiana resident with a driver's license has driven while tired, but most do not drive for several hours at a time. Fatigue can sneak up on you, and your ability to drive safely can degrade quickly. Truck drivers are particularly susceptible to fatigue, and sleep deprivation is a primary cause of truck accidents.
Numerous big rigs are on Indiana roads all day, every day. Some of the state's drivers tend to be a bit uneasy when it comes to these trucks because of their large size and heavy weight, especially those in much smaller cars. This is for good reason since many individuals who are involved in truck accidents with one of these big rigs will often suffer serious or fatal injuries.
A multiple-vehicle accident in Indiana that shut down the lanes of I-65 has left five individuals dead. A 47-year-old mother and her two sons, ages eight and 10, were among the victims in one of Indiana's latest semi-truck accidents. A 34-year-old tanker driver was also killed, and his passenger suffered injuries. A 41-year-old in another vehicle also died in the crash; a passenger in that man's vehicle was injured.
Semi trucks and large commercial vehicles are a common sight on Indiana's roadways. This might not be that surprising to some of our readers, especially considering the fact that United States relies heavily on large commercial vehicles to transport roughly 70 percent of all freight each year, according to truckinfo.net.