There are many potential causes of
auto accidents, so being vigilant while driving can help keep you and others safe. Learn
the top five causes of a
truck accident to help you prevent the many types of truck accidents that could occur.

  • Making a left turn in front of a truck — A driver may underestimate the truck’s speed and make a
    left turn in front of the truck, causing it stop suddenly. This can cause
    the vehicle behind the truck to under ride, or the truck to jackknife.
  • Pulling out in front of a truck — A car pulling out in front of the truck to travel in the same
    lane could be in danger if the truck can’t slow down in time. The
    truck could override the vehicle that pulled in front or jackknife.
  • Trying to get around a turning truck — Because a truck may have to get into the left lane to make a right
    turn, a car may get into the right lane to pass the truck. This could
    cause the truck to hit the vehicle trying to pass or the vehicle may hit
    the truck, resulting in an under ride truck accident.
  • Driving in the “no-zone” of a truck — Every truck as a blind spot area that drivers must avoid, or the
    truck driver may not see the vehicle when changing lanes. A vehicle that
    remains in the “no zone” could be side swept when the truck
    changes lanes.
  • Improperly merging into traffic — When a car driver merges onto a highway, he or she must speed
    up or slow down. The truck may have to slow down suddenly if the car does
    not merge correctly onto the highway, which could lead to a serious auto accident.