With Oklahoma’s unpredictable weather, it’s sometimes a gamble whether the streets will be slick or dry. These chaotic weather conditions can often lead to multiple-vehicle involved accidents. Weather can cause vehicles to slip and slide across roads, like this viral video capturing a 47-vehicle pileup.
Our busy lives and chaotic schedules keep us constantly driving. Recent studies show Americans spend 70 billion hours collectively behind the wheel.1 So much time spent on the road increases the opportunity for accidents. On the highway vehicles known as big rigs, 18-wheelers, buses, commercial vehicles, or trucks can cause threat for major accidents by their sheer size. When commercial vehicles are involved, it is important to take the proper steps to ensure you or your loved one will be taken care of.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes increased by 3 percent from 2015 to 2016. Among the total vehicle deaths in 2016, 4,213 were caused by collisions with large trucks. That’s a pretty sobering statistic.