“I see the semi’s most often in the early morning when I leave for
work (6:00am) and later in the evening,” Esher said in an email to The
Herald. “I believe that the drivers live close enough to walk from their
truck home, but do not have space to park them where they live. It’s
unfortunate, but as a citizen, I should not have to look at these semi’s
parked all along the ROW when it is against the law to do so.”
Residents want illegal semi truck parking near their homes to stop Semi truck parking near residential neighborhoods in Pierce County is unsightly, unsafe and illegal, residents say. New regulations are coming in 2019 in an effort to better address the issue. By
Residents want illegal semi truck parking near their homes to stop Semi truck parking near residential neighborhoods in Pierce County is unsightly, unsafe and illegal, residents say. New regulations are coming in 2019 in an effort to better address the issue. By Up Next ×
It is meant to be a thorough check of the semi truck, trailer and load, to ensure that everything correctly, prior to the truck driver, departing on a trip. Any damage or issues needing attention, are to be addressed before departure.
Accidents involving automobiles and pedestrians almost always result in severe injuries or even death for the pedestrian, which is simply due to the driver of the car having much more protection than the pedestrian. These types of injuries can be even more serious if the vehicle that strikes them is a large semi truck. Below, we’ll take a look at how common truck and pedestrian accidents are, how Florida law determines right-of-way issues for pedestrians, and go over some safe driving tips for both pedestrians and truck drivers.
Well, like I said earlier, truck drivers see something new every day. This was certainly new. I began to walk toward the rear of my truck, scanning the field with my flashlight for any trace of the girl I had just seen. When I reached the back, there was no trace. It must have been a trick of the eyes. Heck, I haven’t even fully awakened yet. I glanced over my shoulder. There were no cars at the pumps and the clerk definitely hadn’t noticed me.
Officials say Robert Lee Hammitt Sr., 49, of Midwest City, was walking on the eastbound shoulder of I-40 near mile marker 185 in Shawnee around 10 p.m. when he was struck by a semi-truck.
“We heard a voice, and it was to get out of the truck and I look down and I saw a semi swerving toward us,” Jordan Cole told WJW. He was traveling with Kenneth Bryant and several other men from Montana to Philadelphia for a pastor’s conference.
Semi truck parking near residential neighborhoods in Pierce County is unsightly, unsafe and illegal, residents say. New regulations are coming in 2019 in an effort to better address the issue.
Semi truck parking near residential neighborhoods in Pierce County is unsightly, unsafe and illegal, residents say. New regulations are coming in 2019 in an effort to better address the issue. By
As you can see, the number of scenarios in which pedestrians do not have the right of way is actually far greater than those in which pedestrians do have the right of way. Determining Fault in a Pedestrian AccidentFault for accidents between large trucks and pedestrians is usually based on theories of negligence, the same way that it would be in accidents between two vehicles. Negligence is very easy to prove in certain types of pedestrian accidents. For example, if the truck runs a red light and hits a pedestrian, the accident is clearly his fault. However, not all accident scenarios are this simple. Sometimes it is a combination of factors, including negligence by both parties, that results in a pedestrian being struck by a truck. For example, let’s say that a pedestrian is walking along the shoulder of a roadway that has no sidewalk, but she is walking on the right side of the roadway, instead of the left, as required by law. At the same time, a large truck is driving down the road and driver does not see the pedestrian because he is texting. Unfortunately, he strikes her, causing severe injuries. In this scenario, both parties are at fault for the accident. The pedestrian should have been walking on the other side of the roadway and the truck driver should not have been texting. In cases like this, liability for the accident will be shared among the two parties according to whatever percent of the fault the court determines fell to them. Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Truck Drivers Because accidents involving trucks and pedestrians can involve fault on both sides, here a few things you can do to avoid them, whether you are a pedestrian or a truck driver. For Pedestrians – Walk on a sidewalk whenever possibleIf there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the roadway, facing trafficNever assume that a driver sees you; try to make eye contact with drivers as they approach to make sure you are seenBe predictable as a pedestrian; cross streets at crosswalks or intersections whenever possible. This is what drivers are expecting. Do not walk on freeways or other pedestrian-prohibited roadwaysWear bright clothing during the day and reflective materials at nightAvoid being out and about on the roadways while under the influence of alcohol, especially at nightFor Truck Drivers – Look out for pedestrians at all times, especially in crowded urban areasSlow down and be prepared to stop when turning or otherwise entering a crosswalkAlways stop for pedestrians in crosswalksNever pass vehicles that are stopped at crosswalks; they are stopped because they are allowing pedestrians to cross the streetFollow slower speed limits in school zones and other areas where children are present
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