Necessary improvements in trucking safety often come only in the aftermath of tragic accidents. When deadly truck crashes strike, many members of the community step up to pressure decision-makers to enact procedural changes that likely should have been implemented sooner
Earlier this month we posted the story of a runaway gravel truck that took the lives of a family of three. The gravel truck involved was headed down a steep mountain pass when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The truck careened off the road and into a small wooden house shared by a young couple and their three year old son. The entire family was killed, and the community was shaken by the tragic crash.
Now that community is stepping up efforts to ensure similar accidents are avoided, reports KEYT News. A local governmental association is asking the state legislature to enact a ban on certain types of trucks from using the dangerous stretch of road involved in this truck crash. Lawmakers are considering the proposal. In addition, the local community is amping up enforcement and education efforts. Many drivers in the area are simply unaware of the dangers of driving in steep areas or fail to abide by current restrictions on speeding and lane usage put in place to ensure safe travel.
Our Chicago truck crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti are saddened by the tragic accident that took the lives of this family. Truck accidents continue to strike all across the area with ferocity, taking countless lives along the way. It is important for every possible safety measure to be understood and implemented when appropriate. The stakes are too high to fail.
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