The United States economy is currently trending up and the state of Nevada is following suit. A flourishing economy leads to a greater need to transport goods across the country. Due to this, there are more semitrailers on the road than ever before. These huge rigs share roadways that are already crowded with other vehicles, which has led to an increase in trucking accidents in recent years. Since pedestrians are commonplace along roadways in most Nevada cities, the chance for accidents involving pedestrians and tractor-trailers is always present.
Travelers and commuters making their way across the state of Nevada often utilize interstate highways, which offer the convenience of faster travel with less stop-and-go traffic. However, travelers share these popular roadways with an increasing number of semitrailers that are making their way across the country. As the economy grows, so does the need to transport goods and merchandise. This equates to more and more big rigs criss-crossing the country, which can lead to trucking accidents.
The national economy is continuing to grow, and with this growth comes the need to transport products and merchandise. Businesses in Nevada and across the United States rely on trucks to import and export goods on a daily basis. As the economy grows, so does the number of semi-trucks on roadways across the nation. Due to the size of tractor-trailers, any accident involving these rigs is more likely to be damaging and result in serious injuries. According to recent statistics, fatal trucking accidents occur almost 11 times a day.
In an average year in the United States, nearly 4,000 people die as a result of a trucking accident. Tens of thousands more are injured in such incidents. Owing to the unusual number of visitors that come to the state each year, and the supplies brought in to cater to them, Nevada - and Las Vegas in particular - is home to a disproportionately high number of these trucking accidents.
The next time you're on I-15 heading to Los Angeles from Las Vegas, or on US 93 heading to Phoenix, you may pass a number of semi-trucks and not even think about whether someone is behind the wheel, because that's how it's always been. After all, truck drivers are an integral facet of the American highway system.
The driver of a semi-truck has a duty to operate the large vehicle carefully on the road. Its large size can easily cause damage to other automobiles on the highway as well as injuries or death to motorists if not handled properly. Two individuals recently passed away after the van in which they were traveling was struck by a semi in a tragic auto accident in Nevada.