Study Finds Different Causes for Accidents Involving Different Commercial Trucks

Posted: June 17, 2013

June 14, 2013

A two-vehicle Buffalo Truck Accident resulted in the highway where the accident occurred being shut down and the vehicles involved sustaining damage. Records show the accident happened at around 5:15 a.m. this past Friday at the intersection of Highway 198 W and Parkside Avenue in Erie County, New York.

WGRZ 2 News reported the accident happened on the same day local officials announced the implementation of several new safety measures along this particular stretch of road to prevent such accidents. New research has shown that certain policies may be needed to prevent medium-duty truck accidents, while a completely different set of regulations may be required to reduce crashes involving tractor-trailers.

The American Transportation Research Institute, a non-profit organization focused on researching highway safety, conducted the study. Their team created a “crash index rate” by looking into the differences between factors involved in medium and heavy-duty truck crashes. Some of the areas that were examined included the type of truck involved, the location of the crash, and weather.

The team concluded there were significant differences between the causes of accidents involving larger trucks and smaller delivery-type vehicles that travel regionally. The data will now be used to focus on areas where safety improvements can be made for each type of vehicle.

The Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyers with William Mattar Injury Lawyers are hopeful the new research will prove beneficial in finding new ways to reduce truck accidents.

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