Early Monday morning, a woman was killed in a horrific accident on Cherry Hill Road in Silver Spring, Maryland. A woman and another passenger were in an SUV which collided with a USPS tractor trailer that flipped over on top of their vehicle. The passenger in the SUV was rescued from the SUV and taken to the hospital in serious condition. Sadly, the driver of the SUV did not survive the crash. The truck driver only suffered minor injuries. Police continue to investigate the accident to determine the cause and which party was at fault.
We see this all the time with tractor trailer-involved accidents. The size, power, and force of a large truck are a danger on the roadway for anyone in a typical car, truck, SUV, or motorcycle. Deadly accidents involving tractor trailers occur far too often. The truck drivers are not always at fault, however. Sometimes, other drivers do not drive cautiously around tractor trailers and are the ones to cause an accident. Drivers cannot assume that the truck driver can see them, therefore, it is best to be very cautious when trying to drive close to a tractor trailer. Other times, the truck drivers are negligent in causing an accident because they are using their cell phone while driving, speeding, or driving drowsy. Just remember to be careful when driving near tractor trailers—they have larger blind spots, make wide turns, and cannot stop as suddenly as cars and other vehicles.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a tractor trailer accident caused by the negligence of the truck driver or another driver, please call us today at (301) 854-9000 to set up an appointment at our Silver Spring office or one of our other office locations located throughout Maryland for a free case evaluation or visit us online: http://www.portnerandshure.com/Auto-Accidents/Truck-Accidents