No driver is perfect all the time, but most of the time drivers are able to balance minor distractions with their responsibilities toward others on the road. Still, even something as simple as reaching down for a drink can take a driver's attention off the road; when this occurs, the chaos that can result can far outweigh the insignificance of a simple distraction.
Like any other field, the commercial transportation industry is constantly looking for new ways to increase safety, and move forward with progressive improvements. Recently, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute revealed that a new innovation has the ability to save lives by correcting the potentially dangerous behavior of a truck driver behind the wheel.
Commercial vehicle accidents, such as those involving semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, box trucks, and other large vehicles, can have many different causes. Some are due to a negligent truck driver or negligent commercial truck company, but other accidents can be caused by the negligence of other drivers on the road.
In Northern Virginia, tour buses are not an uncommon sight. Tourists frequently flock to the DC area during all four seasons, while countless charter buses zip up and down the interstatees that pass through the area. As with any type of vehicle, though, tour buses are susceptible to getting involved in a commercial vehicle accident, and their sheer size can be extremely destructive
When two different types of commercial vehicles collide, the end result can be frightening and even fatal. Sadly, that was the case with a recent commercial vehicle accident in Virginia, which ultimately claimed the life of a 56-year-old man.
Sometimes after a car accident that involves several vehicles and multiple injured or deceased parties police will appeal to the public for help in their investigation. That's what happened after a recent tractor-trailer accident in Suffolk, Virginia, earlier this month.
An investigation into a late-August car accident in neighboring Maryland has resulted in identification of the victims of the deadly crash. All three who perished, including two children, hailed from Virginia. The commercial vehicle accident took place in Anne Arundel County on August 27, on Route 3 near Route 32. A commercial delivery truck struck a Toyota Camry during rush hour, ultimately involving several vehicles and claiming three lives.