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Garbage trucks and the risk of a collision

Collisions happen on the road in many ways, but some are more common than others. For example, an accident involving certain types of vehicles, such as a garbage truck, may not happen as frequently as other types of accidents. With that said, these accidents still pose a major risk to drivers, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians. On the road, it is pivotal to be aware of any hazards and some of the unique challenges associated with waste collection.

A garbage truck accident may happen for various reasons. For example, a garbage truck driver may not be able to see a child in their blind spot and they could hit the child while backing up. Or, a garbage truck may collide with another vehicle while driving around, and the chances of an accident may be greater due to an inexperienced garbage truck driver or a worker who is exhausted after collecting waste all day. Moreover, other vehicles may collide due to problems with visibility or when one driver attempts to drive around a garbage truck.

Regardless of the way in which a garbage truck accident occurs, the consequences can be incredibly damaging for victims. Not only do some struggle with serious injuries and mental trauma, but some victims lose their lives in these accidents, including garbage truck drivers. For example, a garbage truck driver may be hit by another vehicle after getting out of their truck to collect waste.

When any type of traffic accident occurs, victims deserve justice if someone’s negligence caused the incident. Our accidents portal has more on crash injuries.

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