Deadly Semi Truck Accident in Springfield Missouri
Large trucks can kill at any speed.
You don’t have to be on the interstate to have a crash with a large truck that can cause serious injury or death.
The simple physics equation of mass times velocity equals energy applies regardless of the location, and stands for the truth that the larger the mass, the same energy of a crash can be created at lower speeds.
An 80,000 pound truck can be as deadly at 35mph as it can at 70mph, therefore, not only the truck driver, but all of us driving anywhere near large trucks, must be vigilant.
My heart goes out to this elderly couple, and to the truck driver. The police did not immediately report the cause of this crash, so you cannot assume who was at fault. For right now, it does not matter as several lives have been forever changed.
Regardless of what or where you drive, please be careful!!