A person cannot drive in Colorado without encountering a semi-truck. These big rigs are necessary in order to transport food and goods across our country. But, according to a recent news report, many of these trucks are unsafe to drive and can cause truck accidents.
With the truck accident involving comedian Tracy Morgan occurring a couple of months ago, many drivers in Colorado and the rest of the United States are wondering how safe trucks are on the road. Truck crashes kill over 5,000 people on the roads each year. One out of four fatalities in a passenger vehicle are the result of a crash that involved a large truck. Truck accidents often involve serious injuries because of the size difference between a truck and a passenger vehicle.
Truck accidents can result in very serious injuries and fatalities. Commercial trucks can pose many risks on the road. That is why truck drivers are required to be certified and educated on how to safely operate commercial vehicles.