Many Arkansas drivers may be familiar with large commercial trucks and tractor-trailers, which travel across the state's highways. While many of the individuals operating such vehicles are skilled, these larger vehicles can be more complicated to drive, and in many cases, mistakes that might be negligible to individuals driving smaller cars may cause serious accidents for truck drivers.
People who drive on highways in Arkansas and around the country could be interested in some statistics regarding truck driver fatigue. Truck drivers who have been driving for too many hours, resulting in excessive tiredness, could be responsible for increased crash risks. Many of those accidents result in serous injuries or death, according to statistics compiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Arkansas State Police reported that a four-vehicle accident in Lawrence County at about 9:20 a.m. on Oct. 30 claimed the life of a 24-year-old Hardy woman. Three other individuals involved suffered injuries.
When someone suffers a burn, the severity of the injury can vary. Arkansas residents may want to understand the types of burns that can occur because serious burns need prompt medical attention. Burns range in degree from first to third, and first-degree burns are the least intense. These burns cause redness, pain and swelling but only harm the skin's outer layer.
Two construction workers were killed and several other people were injured in a trucking accident that occurred in Arkansas on June 2. According to police, the accident was caused by a 39-year-old man driving a log truck on Highway 65 in Clinton. The incident allegedly occurred when his tire blew out as the vehicle approached a construction zone. This caused the logs on the trailer to shift, and the truck overturned on the highway.