Last week the California Highway Patrol responded to a big rig accident at the intersection of West and Manning near Caruthers according to ABC30 News. The report states that the driver of a Hyundai failed to stop at a stop sign causing the collision. The driver of the Hyundai died at the accident scene. No other injuries were reported.
If you own a motor vehicle, it is important that you perform regular maintenance on your vehicle to maintain safety, performance, and value. Failing to perform regular maintenance on your vehicle puts you and others on the road at an increased risk for a motor vehicle accident. Truck drivers and trucking companies also have the same duty to perform regular truck maintenance on their vehicles. Poor truck maintenance can result in horrific commercial truck accidents that kill and injure innocent victims. Because of the size and weight of commercial trucks, maintenance is important. Crashes involving large vehicles pose a tremendous threat to the drivers and passengers of other vehicles. Therefore, federal rules, regulations, and laws enforce strict compliance with maintenance and inspection schedules and standards. Rules and regulations can be found on the website for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Even with stiff penalties in place, some drivers and companies choose to ignore inspection and maintenance schedules.