Birmingham, AL- A head-on collision between two tractor-trailers early last week left on driver dead and another injured. Now, police are trying to figure out why one of the drivers drifted across a median and crashed into another tractor-trailer.
According to reports, the accident occurred around five a.m. on Monday, June 24th on the I-795 outside of Gadsden. It appears as though the driver a tractor-trailer traveling in the westbound lanes for some unknown reason crossed over the center median into the eastbound lanes he collided with another tractor-trailer, killing the driver.
Witnesses told WBRC that they heard a loud bang and then saw smoke and flames coming from the area where the accident occurred.
Police told WIAT-TV that the driver who was killed was traveling in the right direction on the highway.
Although the police haven’t assigned any blame, a coroner told reporters that this accident is likely to result in a civil suit.If a fatigued truck driver injured you, you need a truck crash attorney working on your claim and standing up for your rights.
The cause of this accident is not known at this time, so it is too to speculate the cause of whether the fatigue played a role in the crash, but the fact is drowsy driving causes a large majority of commercial truck crashes. What’s more, the majority of drowsy-driving accidents occur between the midnight and six a.m., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Additionally, the NHTSA says that most drowsy-driving accidents involve one vehicle with no other passengers and usually entails the driver “running off the road at a high rate of speed with no evidence of braking.”
Drowsiness or fatigue slows a person’s physical and mental processes, making them unable to make evasive maneuvers when an emergency situation occurs. A fatigued truck driver can nod off and lose control of their vehicles without even realizing it, leaving others with devastating injuries.USAttorneys will help you locate a truck accident lawyer in Alabama.
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