The harsh weather conditions of winter can be a danger to all drivers. During the winter, truck accidents may become more common due to these poor weather conditions and icy roads. Recently, a truck driver in nearby West Virginia lost control and crashed on I-70 causing the 30,000 pounds of dark-chocolate Hershey’s Kisses the truck was carrying to scatter all over the road. The truck driver is reported to have plowed through 90 feet of guardrail before landing in the median. The driver is reported to not have been injured, but the truck was totaled.

Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

With the deadlines they are pressured to make, some truck drivers may not be driving as carefully as they should be during these winter months. The pressure to make their destination by these deadlines may cause the truck driver to become negligent and fatigued if they do not take substantial breaks. These deadlines may also cause the truck driver to speed.

This accident is a prime example of how inventory a truck is carrying can fall onto the road and create a hazard for other drivers. Not only can a truck accident create hazards, but it can cause serious injuries if another driver is involved in the accident. Although this truck accident did not involve other drivers, it is still good for drivers in Virginia to take note of what may happen on the road, especially during the winter with its severe weather conditions.

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If you are involved in a truck accident and are injured, filing a personal injury lawsuit may be the best course to take. You may get financial compensation that will help pay your medical expenses. You may also get compensation for loss of wages if you have not been working due to your injuries. A truck accident can be traumatic for you, but it can be less traumatic if you take action and fight for yourself. Contact KFFJ today to get the compensation you deserve.

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