Big trucks are a common enough sight on roads and highways across the country. Delivering goods from coast to coast, they are a crucial part of our economy. But these big rigs are also involved in a large number of road accidents every year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012, nearly 4,000 people were killed and over 100,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks in the US.
Many people are probably familiar with the highly publicized big truck crash involving Tracy Morgan, an actor & comedian famous for his roles on SNL and 30 Rock. On June 7th, a Walmart truck crashed into a limo carrying Morgan and several friends. Morgan and several of the passengers were critically injured and one of the men in the car was killed. After the crash, concerns about semi-truck accidents have come to the forefront of public debate.
David Daggett is here today to talk to us about big-truck accidents: how you can avoid them and, if you’ve been in an accident, what steps you can take to ensure the best possible outcome.