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Causes of Alabama trucking accidents not always apparent

Alabama roadways are obviously not the only ones in the nation that are often cluttered with fast-moving traffic. Vehicles of all types share the roads -- and although all drivers are obligated to act with caution, many do not do so. When collisions occur involving massive tanker trucks, the results are often tragic. The causes of trucking accidents are not always immediately apparent, as seems to have been the case after a recent crash that ended in a fatality.

It was just after 2 p.m. on a recent Tuesday when the deadly crash occurred. A huge tanker truck and a car were involved in the incident. Police say the truck was traveling along Highway 5 when it suddenly collided with the other vehicle.

The truck operator remained unscathed in the terrible collision. The same cannot be said for the 35-year-old man who was driving the car at the time. Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

As is always the case when trucking accidents result in fatalities in Alabama, an immediate investigation was launched to determine the cause of this collision. In many situations, when it is determined that truck drivers acted negligently, immediate family members of deceased victims are able to seek full recovery for their losses in court. Such recovery is, of course, issued in monetary form, since there is no way to replace a lost human life. However, many families have been able to offset monetary damages associated with their loved ones' accidents through compensation awarded in successfully litigated cases.

Source:, "1 dead after tanker truck, car collide on Hwy. 5 in West Blocton", Oct. 4, 2016

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