On our blog, we often discuss truck accidents and how damaging they can be to other motor vehicles and their drivers and passengers. However, box trucks and 18-wheelers can also pose a significant threat to pedestrians, including those broken down on the side of the road. As one recent Massachusetts accident shows, a truck-pedestrian accident can be devastating.
Trucks and their drivers are a vital part of Massachusetts' economy. Box trucks, semi-trucks and delivery trucks all operate to make life easier and more enjoyable. Yet, the sheer size of these vehicles makes them dangerous when they are driven inappropriately. In a matter of seconds, an inattentive truck driver can cause an accident which results in serious injuries or death.