A truck accident that occurred in Nebraska on Wednesday resulted in a lengthy cleanup. The semi-truck involved in the accident was transporting Dannon single yogurt products that were spilled all over the roadway. The accident occurred along Interstate 80, and cleanup crews had to work overnight and part of the day on Thursday to clean up debris, including the yogurt. Authorities have released little details regarding the accident, and it is unknown if any injuries were sustained.
Truck accidents can result in serious injuries and fatalities. Their large size combined with speed equals a devastating collision in the event of an accident. Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and when combined with traveling at speeds around 60 mph, the force of the impact is severe. Trucking accidents are a type of auto accident, and they share the common causes including dangerous roadways, design flaws, mechanical defects, and reckless driving. Fatigued driving, distracted driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are the most common examples of truck driver negligence. Fatigued driving can occur due to lack is adequate sleep and driving extended hours. There are rules and regulations to prevent trucking companies from allowing truck drivers to operate a vehicle for longer than a specific number of hours. However, these rules are often ignored resulting in a serious truck accident.
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