An especially frightening collision between a school bus and a truck demonstrates again the acute hazard posed by truck driver fatigue. No one can estimate the percentage of truck drivers on California freeways and highways who are driving while seriously sleep deprived or otherwise suffering from fatigue, but no one doubts that many drivers drive without necessary sleep or breaks. The truck accident in question occurred in Washington state, but it could just as easily happened in California - or any other state.
A staggering amount of fatalities occur on roadways, often involving large trucks. In fact, over 5,000 lives are lost in the United States every year because of truck accidents. Deadly accidents often occur because of excessive driver fatigue. When an accident happens because of truck driver fatigue, the victims and their families have the opportunity to pursue legal action.