A Story Gaining International MomentumThis big rig crash has gained international attention and has received global recognition. The sharks were originally being transported from Sea World in Florida up to New York, but after the crash, Sea World’s rescue team quickly responded to the crash site to remove the sharks. The big rig crash occurred after the truck blew out its tire and lost control on slippery roads. After news of the crash hit the news and social media, Sea World decided to take the sharks to their veterinary facility and help them recover.
Another Reminder of Truck Accident DangersWhile the big rig crash did not involve any other vehicles, this just serves as a reminder on how dangerous truck accidents can be. In this case, the state was lucky that there were no other vehicles struck by the truck as it lost control on the highway. Tire blowouts are still one of the leading causes of truck accidents across the country. When a big rig loses control, it can take out vehicles, motorcycles, and anything in its path.
Big Rig Crashes Affect CargoIn this case, there was live cargo on the truck. Trucks carry live cargo daily throughout the state of Florida and across state lines. In a big rig accident, there could be injuries and fatalities not only to drivers and passengers involved, but also to live cargo.
Tips for Avoiding a Big Rig CrashWhile you cannot control the driver of a truck, you can help avoid a crash yourself—or worse, being the cause of a big rig crash. Some things you can do include:
- Avoid cutting off a big rig.
- Allowing a big rig truck enough time to respond to your traffic signals.
- Avoid squeezing past a big rig while it is making a wide right-hand turn.
- Avoid tailgating.
- Avoid driving in the driver’s wide blind spot.
- Always ensuring the truck driver can actually see you in their side-view mirrors.