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The Danger of Jackknife Truck Crashes in Oklahoma

By Car Accident Help on January 30, 2013

When a tractor trailer jackknifes, the trailer will fold into the vehicle, forming an acute angle with the tractor. Jackknife accidents are extremely dangerous to the driver and to anyone who happens to be near the out-of-control vehicle. These types of accidents can result in a rollover, an underride collision with another vehicle, or even a runaway trailer situation. It is tragically common for these types of dangerous truck crashes to result in serious injuries and death.

When a tractor begins to skid, the trailer may begin to push the tractor from behind. A jackknife accident occurs if the trailer then swings out and forward while pulling the tractor backward and to the side. This is extremely dangerous for any vehicles that are around the truck as it skids. Once stopped, the jackknifed tractor trailer can still pose a crash risk to other vehicles on the roadway. Vehicles that cannot stop in time may crash into the jackknifed truck, resulting in a devastating collision. Read the rest »

Stop Sign-Running Truck in Oklahoma Causes Fatal Crash

By Car Accident Help on January 8, 2013

A teenager was killed and two others suffered critical injuries in an intersection truck accident in Cimmaron County, News 9 reports. Officials say the accident involving a 2009 four-door Dodge pickup and a tractor trailer occurred at the intersection of US Highway 64 and state highway 171, three miles south of Keyes. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials say the Freightliner tractor trailer was heading south on the 171 when its driver ran a stop sign at the intersection and struck the Dodge carrying five teenagers.

A 19-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and two others were transported to an area hospital in critical condition. Two others were treated and released in local hospitals. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. It is not clear if any charges will be filed. Read the rest »


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