Truckers in Ohio are no doubt aware that fatigue can raise their risk for a crash. Stress, long hours behind the wheel and a consequent lack of sleep and exercise all contribute to truckers' fatigue, putting them and others in danger. In fact, the U.S. DoT calls fatigue a leading factor in large truck crashes.
Commercial truck crashes in Ohio occur for a variety of reasons. The driver, trucking company, mechanic or parts manufacturer could all make mistakes that result in serious accidents. In an effort to improve safety measures, researchers have identified the five leading causes of truck accidents.
Ohio drivers may face a range of risks when they get behind the wheel. Every year, thousands of people across the country lose their lives or suffer serious injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents. Many of these crashes were themselves entirely preventable, caused primarily by distracted, drunk and otherwise negligent driving. While car accidents are already complicated and accident victims may struggle in the aftermath, this effect can be exacerbated when a large truck is involved in a collision.