The Real Cost of Truck Accidents

Members of the trucking industry undoubtedly suffer huge financial costs every time a crash or incident occurs involving one of their trucks but the real costs cannot be measured in dollars and cents. Trucks preform irreplaceable and invaluable services which make the lives of ordinary Australians better, whether it be by transporting fuel so that people can fuel their vehicles or transporting food so that our supermarkets remain stocked, trucks are invaluable to the Aussie way of life. However when an incident occurs involving a truck, because of its sheer size it normally causes more destruction and devastation than a light motor vehicle would. This is why trucking safety and The Chain of Responsibility are so important.

Case in point is an accident which happened last month when a couple were killed because their vehicle collided with a truck.  Police believe the car veered onto the wrong side of the road, so the truckie was not to blame but this doesn’t make this incident any less tragic.

The accident occurred when the car collided with a B-Double truck on the Dukes Highway at Ki Ki in South Australia’s upper south eat in the early hours of the morning (around 3am).  According to police reports, the couple were trapped in the car and died before they could be freed by the emergency personnel.

The truckie luckily survived and suffered only minor injuries. He was treated at the Murray Bridge Hospital. The truck driver is assisting police with their investigations as they attempt to figure out the circumstances of the head on collision. Sadly the incident happened on Easter Weekend.

This post on Abc.net.au explains more about what happened:

Detective Inspector Peter Duance says driver fatigue could have been responsible.

“[That’s] one of a number of possible underlying causes of this crash,” he said.

“We believe the vehicle was a rental vehicle that came from Adelaide on its way towards Victoria.

“It’s disappointing that only three hours into the long weekend we’ve got a double fatality.”

A 20-year-old man from MacDonald Park in Adelaide’s north has also died following a crash at Lyndoch last week.

The man was driving on the Barossa Valley Highway when he crashed his car into a tree on Friday.

He died in hospital on Wednesday.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-03-29/two-killed-in-head-on-truck-crash/4601248

Caption: Horrific Image of mangled car after collision

Horrific Image of mangled car after collision

Photo source: Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-03-29/two-killed-in-head-on-truck-crash/4601248

Members of the trucking industry undoubtedly suffer huge financial costs every time a crash or incident occurs involving one of their trucks but the real costs cannot be measured in dollars and cents. Trucks preform irreplaceable and invaluable services which make the lives of ordinary Australians better, whether it be by transporting fuel so that people can fuel their vehicles or transporting food so that our supermarkets remain stocked, trucks are invaluable to the Aussie way of life. However when an incident occurs involving a truck, because of its sheer size it normally causes more destruction and devastation than a light motor vehicle would. This is why trucking safety and The Chain of Responsibility are so important.

Case in point is an accident which happened last month when a couple were killed because their vehicle collided with a truck.  Police believe the car veered onto the wrong side of the road, so the truckie was not to blame but this doesn’t make this incident any less tragic.

The accident occurred when the car collided with a B-Double truck on the Dukes Highway at Ki Ki in South Australia’s upper south eat in the early hours of the morning (around 3am).  According to police reports, the couple were trapped in the car and died before they could be freed by the emergency personnel.

The truckie luckily survived and suffered only minor injuries. He was treated at the Murray Bridge Hospital. The truck driver is assisting police with their investigations as they attempt to figure out the circumstances of the head on collision. Sadly the incident happened on Easter Weekend.

This post on Abc.net.au explains more about what happened:

Detective Inspector Peter Duance says driver fatigue could have been responsible.

“[That’s] one of a number of possible underlying causes of this crash,” he said.

“We believe the vehicle was a rental vehicle that came from Adelaide on its way towards Victoria.

“It’s disappointing that only three hours into the long weekend we’ve got a double fatality.”

A 20-year-old man from MacDonald Park in Adelaide’s north has also died following a crash at Lyndoch last week.

The man was driving on the Barossa Valley Highway when he crashed his car into a tree on Friday.

He died in hospital on Wednesday.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-03-29/two-killed-in-head-on-truck-crash/4601248

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