The task of operating a large commercial vehicle is one that requires skill and meticulous attention to detail. When a truck driver fails to pay close attention to the changing traffic conditions, a tragic accident can be right around the next curve. One trucker is currently facing several serious felony charges after a fatal tractor trailer crash in Kentucky.
For many travelers in Kentucky and elsewhere, the decision to take commercial transportation is an easy one. Not having to deal with traffic during long drives may allow passengers to relax and enjoy the journey. Unfortunately, when these types of commercial vehicles are involved in a crash, victims often pay a significant price in physical, psychological and financial suffering.
The nation's highways are often congested and over-crowded, especially around larger, metropolitan areas that are busy commerce hubs. While it is imperative that goods are received in a timely fashion, these freeways are often the scene of a deadly semi truck crash due to poor roadway design. Kentucky officials received approval from the Federal Highway Administration to submit plans for a redesign of a dangerous interstate junction.
Several states modified their laws to allow the use of medical or recreational marijuana. During the controversy regarding these changes, there has been little public discussion regarding the consequences that could impact the safety of others, including the possibility that impaired drivers could cause serious crashes involving commercial vehicles. Trucking companies here in Kentucky and elsewhere are hoping law enforcement can adapt to prevent impaired driving accidents.
Those who have committed to protect and serve their local communities realize that the job sometimes requires painful sacrifices. Unfortunately, even the the most routine duties can end in tragedy when fellow motorists fail to exercise diligent caution. One Kentucky community is mourning the loss of an officer after she was killed in a tractor trailer crash.