Mechanical failures have the potential to cause serious crashes, injuries and deaths. That's why it is so important for drivers to have their vehicles maintained and to take them for additional maintenance if they hear something that doesn't sound right.
A man and his 10-year-old daughter were in a Pontiac Firebird, heading to the girl's school. The man, who relatives say loved the girl very much, was taking her in the for the day like he often did. He was in the driver's seat, while she was sitting in the back.
Every year, there are more than 200 people who are killed in car accidents with semi trucks, where the car goes all or partway under the side of the truck's trailer. There is a way to stop these tragedies: by requiring tractor trailers to have side underride guards. These are used in Europe on all trucks, but the US does not require them.
It's critical that loads on commercial trucks are properly secured before the trucks enter highway traffic. If not, falling objects can be dangerous and even deadly for other drivers. Even small objects must be tied down or otherwise restrained.
Your accident involving a commercial truck was the realization of your worst nightmare. The driver to this day cannot explain why he didn't stop and the company has no good explanation as to why they hired him. You are one of the lucky ones who survived.
A United States Marine and his fiancee were driving to Los Angeles International Airport at about 1:30 in the morning, on December 19. They were heading to Texas, where the Marine's parents live, for Christmas.