18-wheeler accidents becoming more and more often. As a matter of fact, there were 4,440 truck accidents across the United States in 2016 alone. Due to their large size and power, truck accidents often prove to be fatal.
Many drivers are also overworked and overtired. They work strict schedules and are required to reach a certain destination in a limited amount of time. This pushes them to work even when they are fatigued.
One of the top reasons that truck accidents happen is due to driver exhaustion. Other reasons that truck accidents occur include alcohol and drug usage, speeding, and distracted driving.
In South Carolina, the number of fatal collisions was increasing from 2013 - 2015. We saw a decrease in fatal crashes in 2016. However, despite the decrease, there were still 1,582 injured in truck accidents in South Carolina in 2016.