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The Fiery Dangers of Fuel Tanker Accidents

Accidents with fuel tankers pose a considerable risk of serious injury or death when they are involved in an accident. Recent statistics show that there are over 100,000 fuel tankers cruising down American roads. Each of these trucks can carry between 5,5000 to 11,600 gallons of fuel in their tanks. When these tanks rupture in an automobile accident, it can cause fires, explosions, and/or toxic exposure that can have a severely negative impact on an individual's health. Explosions and Fires are Real Risks Each year, between 80 and 100 victims die from fires that occur when a fuel truck is... 

The Causes of Semi-Truck Rollovers

Semi-truck rollover accidents are frequently caused by improper loading, poorly maintained roads, unsafe driving behaviors, driver error, and a lack of stability control equipment. Rollovers account for roughly 3% of all large vehicle crashes, yet they are responsible for causing more than half the deaths to truck drivers or the vehicle's occupants. Moreover, should the semi-truck topple over a passenger vehicle or pedestrian, there is every likelihood that the rollover will cause serious injuries or fatalities. In 2012, there were 112 single-vehicle, and 40 multiple-vehicle rollover...

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