Big Rig Crashes Headline the News: The Dangers of Semis on Our Roads


News reports have covered two recent big accidents that closed highways in our area for a time, wrecks involving big rigs, crashes where people got seriously hurt, and some were kids.

The question is: would these be such big, big accidents if semi trucks weren’t involved? The answer is probably not. And that’s because it’s always very, very dangerous when machines weighing around 80,000 lbs. are driving along the same roads as sedans that weigh around 3500 lbs. It’s a David and Goliath situation where David never wins.

Any time a semi collides with a family vehicle, whether it may be a truck or minivan or regular old 4-door sedan, it’s usually very serious.

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