Posted on Dec 29, 2022

According to sources, a 53-year-old woman from Port Orange died as a result of crashing into a tractor trailer on I-95 at around 8:30 a.m. The trucking accident occurred near mile marker 296 on I-95, just north of Palm Coast, Florida. Troopers have stated that the woman was driving her sedan behind the semi truck.

When the semi truck slowed down because of traffic ahead, the woman kept going and crashed into the tractor trailer. As a result, her sedan was lodged under the trailer, which is sometimes called an underride accident. Tragically, she was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Truck Drivers Are Held to a Higher Standard Than Most Drivers

Semi trucks are inherently dangerous. They travel at the same speeds as other vehicles on the road, but they sometimes weigh up to 80,000 lbs, depending on the load. As a result, these vehicles can cause massive damage in a crash. Additionally, the blind spots are more difficult to deal with than with other vehicles, and other drivers on the road can be hurt or killed as a result of an improper lane change or other maneuvers on the road. That’s why commercial vehicle drivers must go through a tough screening process to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Therefore, driver errors that would not be as serious when committed in an everyday automobile could be improper and deadly behind the wheel of a commercial vehicle.