Some people refer to Tractor-Trailers as "40 Tons of Death on Wheels." Because of their size, even a low impact collision can lead to serious injuries. A typical, fully loaded large commercial truck can weigh over 80,000 pounds while the average passenger automobile weighs approximately 3,000 pounds.
Wrecks with these tractor-trailers often result in very serious injuries or death because of:
- The sheer size and weight of these vehicles.
- Their poor braking ability. The average tractor-trailer traveling at 60 miles per hour needs approximately 350 feet to come to a stop.
- Their Limited Maneuverability.
- And sometimes because of the flammable, explosive or otherwise dangerous cargo.
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