Manchester Man Falls Asleep at the Wheel of Work Truck
On Wednesday, October 19, a local Manchester man fell asleep at the wheel of his commercial truck, which crashed alone into a guardrail, while on duty delivering lumber and scaffolding. The truck accident resulted in the cargo being dispersed across Interstate 89 and blocked traffic for over two hours as police investigated the scene. Fortunately no one was hurt, including the driver, but accidents like this are a stark reminder of the damage that can happen in an accident caused by a truck.
According to the Large Truck Crash Causation Study carried out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driver fatigue is one of the main causes of truck accidents, along with:
- Brake problems
- Road issues
- Prescription drugs
- Reckless driving
While regulations have been put in place to control the number of hours an individual can drive a truck, there are other factors that can contribute to the fatigue of a driver, which can lead to devastating accidents that can severely affect you and your family while on the road.
The experienced truck accident lawyers at Van Dorn, Curtiss, Rousseau & Ross, PLLC understand how devastating these accidents can be if they involve other drivers on the road and fight to make sure that you are compensated fairly for any suffering incurred by the negligence of a truck driver.