Trucks are used by various industries in the United States for different purposes, mostly for delivering freight. Drivers of these huge vehicles are expected to make their deliveries on time, which is why some of them are always in a rush, posing risks to other motor vehicles on the road. In Prince Georges, Maryland, there have been a number of truck accidents over the years. Many of those crashes resulted in serious injuries and deaths of drivers in smaller vehicles. Truck drivers often walk away unscathed or with minor injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
The destructive capabilities of trucks were evident in a truck accident that occurred in Elkton, Maryland. According to police, the vehicles involved were a delivery truck and a passenger car. Police said that the truck attempted to turn left onto Elkton Road, resulting in a collision with the car. The force of the collision flipped the car over. Three people inside the car reportedly suffered undisclosed injuries. They were taken to nearby hospitals.
The police also stated that dense fog was a contributing factor in the truck accident. It is uncertain if the truck driver will face charges as the police continue their investigation.
Truck accidents, just like other types of motor vehicle accidents, are preventable. In this case, the evidence uncovered in the police investigation may show that the truck driver should have slowed down due to the presence of thick fog. The victims may or may not wait for the results of the investigation before they decide whether to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party, which, in this case, could be the truck driver.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit can lead to compensation. The plaintiff can be awarded damages if they can prove that the truck driver failed to exercise caution and that this failure resulted in the accident and injuries.