Traffic Accidents linked to Tanker Truck
There are forms of accidents happen all over the streets of U.S. that involves many types of vehicle such as sedans, pick-ups, bus and other public utility vehicles, and private and corporate vehicles made for specific purpose. The damage done by different type of vehicle do as well vary from each other too due to their form, acceleration, and their ability to do collateral damage.
One of the most famous vehicle that dishes out multiple casualties are tanker trucks. What are tankers? Commonly called as tank trucks or tanker trucks, are commercial trucks with a elongated container or loaders usually cylinder-shaped trailers instead of rectangular shaped trailers which mostly are made from carbon steel, aluminum, or stainless steel making them so heavy. These specific types of trailers are usually for transporting or moving liquids and gases and oftentimes dry loads such as food, industrial liquids, oil, raw chemicals, sewage liquids, and other production materials.
To cater the preservation of these specific loads and to protect from outside organisms, tankers are often either pressurized, insulated, or refrigerated. An average weight of a fully loaded tanker can weigh up to 66,000 pounds. Given the weight of a single tanker, when involved in an accident, could result for victims' sustenance of major injuries or even death.
Since they carry heavy loads of liquid and gas, they can be top-heavy most of the times when encountered one and it can also means that they are one of those unstable and having volatile balance vehicles. Moving from roads side to side and movement of tank's ends to other would create a risk of putting tanker trucks at risk of rollovers and head-on crashes.
In 2018, there were 388,000 truck accident that have occurred and they are accountable for 6.5% of total road accidents and these numbers are twice the for the accident that led to fatalilties.
Common causes of tanker trucks accidents are similar to normal car crash causes such as mechanical and human failure, human behavior, road and weather conditions, and every notion of driver negligence, most common is tire blowout and failure as these form of trucks are significantly heavy compared to other trucks.
Injuries sustained in crashes involving tankers
Aside from the massive impact that tankers could deal when involved in an accident, the containing loads of a tanker is note-worthy to watch out for when involved in an accident with one such as chemicals, sewer liquids, corrosive substances, flammable substance and etc. that could result in:
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