Category Archives: Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are immensely powerful and capable of causing lifelong injuries such as a traumatic brain injury and a spinal cord injury.

Wal-Mart Driver Responsible for Tracy Morgan Truck Accident Enters Plea

In June of 2014, a devastating truck accident on the New Jersey Turnpike left comedian James McNair dead and actor Tracy Morgan with a serious brain injury. The driver of the truck failed to slow down despite signs warning of construction on the road, and slammed into the back of Morgan’s limo van. During the investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, it was discovered that the driver had been driving for 28 hours prior to the accident, without sleep. While he previously plead not guilty to charges related to the accident, he recently accepted a plea bargain that would keep him out of jail. If the driver completes 300 hours of community service and participates in a three-year pre-trial intervention program, the courts will dismiss his charges and expunge his record. Drowsy Driving Is as Bad as Drunk Driving According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in…
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Are Older Commercial Drivers Causing an Increase in the Number of Truck Accidents?

There is a severe shortage of truck drivers in America. Experts estimate the U.S. is missing approximately 48,000 truck drivers are required to better move goods across the country. As a result of this shortage, trucking companies are recruiting retired truck drivers and putting them back out onto the road. As of now, 10 percent of commercial vehicle operators are 65-years-old or older, according to an investigation by CBS News. However, it’s possible these elderly drivers are causing the number of truck accidents to increase. Between 2013 and 2015, there were more than 6,636 truck accidents involving older truck drivers in just 12 states. CBS News analyzed crash data and found there was a 19 percent increase in traffic accidents involving bus drivers or truck drivers in their 70’s, 80’s or 90’s in the past three years. Should There Be More Regulation for Older Commercial Drivers? While elderly drivers may…
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Video Catches a New Jersey School Bus and FedEx Truck in a Road Rage Incident

Earlier this month, a FedEx truck and a school bus were caught on video driving recklessly in a horrifying road rage incident. In the video (which you can view below), a school bus swerves into oncoming traffic to try and get around the FedEx truck. In retaliation, the FedEx truck also swerves into the oncoming lane, threatening to hit the school bus or run it off the road. The video has since gone viral. While the school bus did not have any students on board, the bus company apparently provides transportation for many New Jersey school districts. The company released a statement saying the driver has since been fired and a FedEx spokesperson said the company is investigating the road rage incident. Road Rage Incidents Involving Truck Drivers Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries Road rage drivers are already terrifying by themselves. When you throw in an 80,000-pound truck, the situation can…
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