A fatal semi truck accident on I-15 left a semi truck driver from Idaho Falls charged with vehicular manslaughter. The truck accident occurred when the semi truck driver traveling northbound veered into oncoming traffic to avoid hitting cars that had slowed in front of him. The semi truck collided head-on with a pickup truck pulling a horse trailer. The driver of the pickup truck was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. A horse was thrown from the trailer on impact and died at the scene of the accident. Traffic was blocked for several hours while crews worked to investigate and clear the accident. The crash is being investigated by the Idaho State Police and assisted by the Idaho Transportation Department and the Bonneville County Sheriffs Department. The semi truck driver has plead not guilty of vehicular manslaughter.
Fatal Semi Truck Accident Statistics
Approximately 500,000 semi truck accidents occur annually in the United States according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Of these, about 5,000 semi truck accident result in fatality. Furthermore, one out of every eight accidents on U.S. roads involve a semi truck.
Here are some common causes for semi truck accidents.
- Tiredness or fatigue while driving.
- Truck maintenance is poor or improper.
- Equipment failure.
- Distracted drivers.
- Improper merging in front of a semi truck driver.
- Unsafe passing near a semi truck.
- Driving in the blind spot of a semi truck.
- Not giving a semi truck enough room to turn.
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