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Truck's cargo spills on road, causes numerous accidents

While the following story didn't occur here in Florida, it does allow us to connect back to a prior post about truck accidents and how their cargo is a major factor in the accidents themselves.

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about a truck that crashed with a van and spilled its cargo on the road. That cargo was gravel. In today's story, a semi-truck carrying cattle crashed when the driver lost control of the vehicle. As a result, the cattle actually spilled into the roadway as well. This caused numerous other accidents after the initial crash. Obviously this is a pretty outrageous example of a truck's cargo being involved in a crash, but it still serves as an important example.

Substitute the truck's living cargo with inanimate objects. Pieces of metal; heavy objects; bags of food; or anything else. Those things could cause serious accidents it they were to spill off the back of a truck, whether the truck had been involved in a crash or not. The cargo itself could also be the cause of the truck's accident. For example, say the cargo was improperly loaded, overloading one side of the vehicle and making it unstable around turns. This alone could cause a truck to overturn or make the driver lose control of his or her vehicle.

Cargo is a major part in truck accidents, and for the victims of such accidents, you should know your legal options and make sure your case is fully investigated.

Source: Newspressnow.com, "Cattle truck spills cargo on U.S. 36," Greg Kozol, Oct. 7, 2016

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