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Cement trucks, also called concrete trucks, aren’t like other commercial vehicles. They can be incredibly heavy, awkward to maneuver, dangerous to back up, and easy to rollover. These factors can lead to cement truck accidents on local roads and highways throughout Texas. According to the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), in 2014, there were at least 876 reported backing accidents. Also, due to the weight distribution and size of cement trucks, these vehicles have been known to roll over at very low and seemingly safe speeds. The NRMCA stated 76 on- and off-road rollover incidents were reported across the country in 2014. Other factors that can lead to a cement truck accident include equipment failures, improper maintenance, defective parts, distracted driving, drowsy driving, and negligent or reckless driving.
Common Causes of a Cement Truck Accident
- Poor Vision Ability - Cement trucks are like other large trucks on the roadway, which means that the driver has blind spots. The vehicle that is in one of these blind spots cannot be seen by the cement truck driver and that creates a hazard. When a vehicle or construction workers are directly behind the cement truck, the driver is unable to see the vehicle or person that is in the driver’s blind spot. This places them at a risk of the cement truck backing over the person or colliding with the vehicle behind them.
- Cement Trucks are Unstable - The design, with the high center of gravity and the weight of the wet cement, makes the cement truck unstable. The mechanical parts to load and unload the wet cement can also pose a danger, if there is a mechanical failure or malfunction. This can be caused by several factors; the operator of the truck can be inexperienced, there can be a defective design or if the operator is intoxicated while operating the cement truck. We hope you enjoyed this educational resource.
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