Commercial trucks are among the main ways to transport goods in the United States, but when the drivers of these rigs do not pay attention or drive in a negligent manner, the results can be catastrophic. The driver of the truck and the occupants of vehicles around him can be put in dangerous situations very quickly if the driver does not remain diligent, which can leave those involved seriously injured or even dead. Unfortunately, this was illustrated all too well in a recent fatal truck accident in California that killed 10 people.
The incident took place on April 12 and involved a commercial tractor-trailer truck and a bus of high school students on their way to a college visit. The 18-wheeler swerved across a median and into oncoming traffic, colliding with the bus head on. The accident resulted in the death of both drivers, five students, a recruiter for the California college, and two chaperones.