A semi-truck driver is reportedly uninjured after losing control of the semi-truck he was driving. According to a press release from the Washington State Patrol, the semi-truck driver lost control of the semi while driving southbound on SR 243. He drove off the roadway and came to rest in a ditch. The semi-truck with a reefer trailer was damaged from the accident but the driver was uninjured. No other vehicles were involved in this semi-truck accident.
What to do if a Semi-truck Loses Control Around You
Here are some tips for driving safely around a semi-truck as well as if a semi-truck loses control around you.
When driving around a semi-truck, keep in mind they are in a much larger vehicle than you are. Remain visible to the driver. A good rule of thumb is if you can see the driver in their mirrors, they can see you. Also, never pass a semi-truck on the right.
Keep a Safe Distance
Always give a semi-truck driver plenty of room. A large eighteen-wheeler needs a lot of space to maneuver and keep control. Put a safe distance between you and the semi-truck to stay out of harms way should the driver suddenly loose control of the semi.
Trucks Need More Space to Turn
Due to their large size, a semi-truck requires much more space to make a turn; especially when turning right. Keep in mind that a semi-truck driver cannot see you on the right.
When Passing a Semi-Truck
The time it takes to pass a large semi-truck is going to take longer than it does to pass a passenger vehicle. When passing on a two-way road, do so only with extreme caution. Many semi-truck accidents are head-on accidents that could often be avoided with greater patience.
Truck is Driving Dangerously
Sometimes a truck driver may feel pressured to get somewhere quickly to meet a deadline and be driving dangerously. If you witness a truck driver driving in an unsafe manner, see if there is a phone number on the truck to report the driver. Reporting the driver could keep you and others on the road safe.
Semi-truck Accident Lawyers in Tri-Cities
If you or someone you love has been injured in a semi-truck accident due to the negligent of a truck driver, you deserve compensation to help pay for your medical bills, damages and other costs associated with your injuries. Semi-trucking companies are required by law to keep written records of their drivers. These records are only kept for a limited time however. It is extremely important to your semi-truck accident case to hire and attorney immediately following the accident. The experienced semi-truck accident lawyers in Tri-Cities at Parke Gordon Law Firm are here to help get you the most compensation from your accident. Call our Kennewick law office now for a free consultation at (509) 582-7274.
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