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Safety tips to avoid collision with a semi truck in Louisiana


Louisiana drivers of automobiles, SUVs and pickups must share the roads with tractor-trailers. These big 18-wheelers can present a real danger to those in smaller vehicles. When a collision occurs, it's almost always the truck that wins. Remembering a few basic safety tips can help drivers of smaller vehicles avoid a potentially deadly semi truck crash.

Neck injuries are common after a car accident


Car accidents are, unfortunately, a regular occurrence on Louisiana roads and highways. Sometimes the parties involved are fortunate and suffer no injuries. But, many accidents result in serious injury. Perhaps the most common injury sustained in an auto accident is a whiplash injury to the neck.

Underride guards can prevent a fatal truck accident


One of the most horrific types of accidents involving semi trucks is the underride crash. This is a collision in which an automobile slides under the rear or side of the truck's trailer. In some cases the roof of the car is sheared off. Occupants of the car often suffer serious head injury or are killed by scalping or decapitation. Louisiana readers may be interested to learn how federal trucking regulations aim to prevent these tragedies.

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