When 18-wheelers and cars collide, it often results in catastrophic injuries. A truck’s large blind spots are a contributing factor in many of these accidents. This type of crash is often particularly scary for motorists because they can see the truck but can do nothing to stop it from hitting them. Knowing where semi-truck blind spots are and how to avoid them may help to prevent many of these collisions.
A trucker has four primary blind spots. These are:
Truck blind spots are one of the most dangerous places to be in and can lead to deadly situations, such as squeeze play accidents, when the driver of a passenger car is squeezed between the right side of the truck and the curb.
Driving in a trucker’s blind spots lead to accidents in a number of ways. A car beside the truck is at risk if the trucker needs to change lanes, and a car following too closely cannot see traffic ahead and is unaware of sudden stops. To reduce your risk of a blind spot truck accidents, use these tips:
If you or a loved one is ever injured in a truck accident, the Long Island truck accident attorneys at Goldstein & Bashner can help. Contact us today for help filing a claim against a negligent truck driver: 516-874-0466.