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Prescription medication and large truck collisions

Large truck crashes sometimes happen because of truck driver fatigue due to working too many hours or not getting enough sleep at night, the use of alcohol behind the wheel, distractions such as cell phones, and countless other reasons. However, prescription medication can be especially problematic, and many truck crashes have been caused by a truck driver’s prescription use, whether or not they are following their physician’s recommendations. People take many different drugs for various reasons, but prescriptions can adversely affect a person’s ability to drive safe.

Whether someone takes a prescription to relieve pain, help with anxiety, or even takes an over-the-counter drug to help with allergies, these medications can affect driving abilities. A truck driver may become drowsy or even intoxicated by prescription drug use, which interferes with their ability to follow traffic safety laws. Sadly, many of these accidents have led to the loss of life and even more have left victims with devastating injuries. Emotional pain and financial challenges are also problems that many victims have had to struggle with.

Some truck accidents are caused by the intentional misuse of prescription drugs and this is especially concerning given the opioid epidemic. On the other hand, some truckers may accidentally take too much of a certain drug or not realize how the prescription affects their performance. Either way, the consequences can be disastrous and victims should explore their options after a crash. Head to the accident section of our site to read about other topics related to large truck crashes.

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