As you continue on your way to your next destination, you may not realize the ways that trucks around you are driving dangerously. One type of accident is a rollover, which is when a truck tips forward and crushes other cars or people.
Learning more about how this happens can help you after suffering from serious injuries in a collision.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a truck that tries to take a bend too sharply can potentially tip over. When drivers ignore the turns ahead of them or try to hurry through a certain part of the road, they may make unsafe choices. In some cases, these truckers may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Since trucks often have heavy loads, they cannot stop as quickly as most smaller vehicles. This also leads to problems when truckers have oversized loads and try to speed.
The increase in speed can cause the driver to lose control of this large vehicle, which can lead to cargo shifting without warning. Not only can this leave you at risk for a rear-end accident but it can also lead to a rollover accident.
When the trucker fails to stay awake during the drive, the truck may swerve off the road and tip over due to this negligence. Lack of training can also leave a trucker steering incorrectly and causing a rollover accident.
As you navigate the road after a collision, you should think about the ways that a rollover can happen.