How many deadly wrecks involve young truckers? | The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery

On Behalf of | May 19, 2017 | Truck Accidents |

On this blog, an array of topics related to large truck accidents have been covered, such as the dangers associated with truck driver fatigue. However, it is crucial for people in San Antonio to take all factors into consideration when it comes to truck crashes, especially for victims of these collisions and their family members who have decided to take action. For example, a driver’s age may be reviewed when focusing on the details of a truck accident.

During 2014, five percent of the truck drivers involved in a deadly wreck were no more than 25 years old. In fact, 202 young truck drivers were part of a fatal collision involving a large truck over the course of the year. When factoring in a driver’s age, a number of questions may have to be asked. For example, was the driver experienced, or was he or she relatively new to driving trucks? Moreover, were they properly trained? Were there other factors that contributed to the collision?

Tragically, truck crashes involving drivers of all ages claim lives. For the families of those who lose someone in a crash, emotional pain may haunt them for the rest of their lives. However, they should not be afraid to stand up for their loved one and hold truck drivers accountable. In some cases, negligent truck companies may also share some responsibility. Unfortunately, large truck collisions will continue to happen for an array of reasons and leave victims with physical, mental and even financial hardships that will impact them for years to come.