Every year there are thousands of accidents involving over the road trucks or 18-wheelers and smaller passenger vehicles. Such accidents can have tragic or even deadly outcomes, as CBS DFW reports.
One driver lost his life when his pickup truck collided with tandem 18-wheeler on I-30 near Mesquite just before dawn on Saturday morning.
Police officers who were at the scene said that the driver of the pickup truck- slammed his vehicle into the back of an 18-wheeler at approximately 3:00 a.m. Both vehicles had been traveling eastbound and collided at the intersection of I-30 and Big Town Boulevard.
The male driver of the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene. So far authorities have not yet released his identity.
Investigators are still unsure if the driver of the pickup truck may have fallen asleep at the wheel or did not see the big rig.
The driver of the 18-wheeler that was involved in the crash was uninjured.
An accident which involves a big rig or 18-wheel tractor trailer can cause serious injuries or even death. Over the past few years, national statistics have consistently shown that thousands of motorists are either critically injured or killed in accidents involving big rigs. Many of these accidents involving 18-wheel tractor trailers are due to the negligent operation of drivers, shifting of loads or even mechanical failure.
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