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Truck AccidentA truck accident occurred last Monday on Interstate 15 near Blackfoot. Idaho State Police reported two commercial vehicles being involved in the crash. A two-trailer semi was traveling southbound on I-15 when one of the wheel assemblies on the trailer separated causing the semi to travel across the median and into northbound traffic. A commercial tractor trailer driving northbound struck the semi causing the truck accident. One lane of northbound traffic on I-15 was blocked for two and a half hours while the accident was being cleared. No injuries were reported.

This is a truck accident that appears was no fault of either driver. To be safe while driving near semi-trucks here are some common causes of truck accidents to be aware of.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents from Cars Around Them

  • Cars driving in the truck driver’s blind spot. If you can’t see the truck driver in his or her side mirror, he or she can’t see you.
  • Cutting off a semi-truck in order to pass.
  • Driving to the right of a semi-truck when the truck is trying to turn right.
  • A car being pushed into a semi from the air turbulence or cross-wind.
  • Cars attempting to pass unsafely without sufficient headway.
  • Failing to move a disabled car far enough into the emergency lane and leaving it somewhat in the lane of traffic.
  • Traveling between two large semi-trucks.
  • Failure to move out of the way of a merging semi-truck.
  • Turning left into a semi-truck that was thought to be traveling slower than it was.
  • Causing a truck to brake suddenly because a car didn’t merge fast enough.


Common Causes of Truck Accident Caused by Commercial Truck Drivers

  • Insufficient truck driving training.
  • Truck drivers being required to drive more hours than is feasible for the physical body.
  • Truck engine or parts malfunction.
  • Unrealistic expectation of schedule from trucking companies encouraging drivers to take safety risks so they can hurry.

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