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Semi-Truck Involved in Multi-Vehicle Crash in Oklahoma

Posted on March 28, 2014

Four vehicles were involved in a pile-up in Oklahoma City recently, causing a major scene on Interstate 44. The details of the accident have not been reported, but what is known is that a semi-truck was involved in the crash. Two people were transported to nearby hospitals to treat their injuries.

Without any specifics to clarify what happened in this wreck, it is inevitable that speculation over the cause will run rampant. Much of that speculation may turn to the semi-truck. Trucks are dangerous machines that build up so much momentum that when they are involved in an accident, they will likely deal serious damage and injuries to anything or anyone that is involved.

That’s why it is so important for truck companies to obey all of the rules and regulations that apply to them, and it’s why truck drivers need to be as safe and rested as possible. There have been too many cases where truck companies have forged log books or truck drivers have disobeyed rest laws. These things are usually discovered in the wake of a truck accident where someone was seriously, catastrophically or fatally injured.

The point is that negligence, in any form, is unacceptable behind the wheel of a motor vehicle — but it is especially dangerous when the driver is in control of a truck. If it can be proven that a truck driver was texting while driving, or looking at his or her cellphone, or nodding off because he or she was too tired to drive, then the victims of the accident and their loved ones need to consider legal action to hold the negligent party or parties responsible.

Source: news9.com, “Accident Involving Semi Snarls Traffic On I-44 NB In NW OKC,” Xin Xin Liu, March 27, 2014

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