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Although injuries and fatalities due to large truck and other vehicle crashes have decreased over the last ten years, motor vehicle injuries remain a leading cause of death in the US. The trucking accident attorneys at The Edward A Smith Law Offices are aware of the devastation caused by trucking collisions. When a truck weighing 10,000 pounds collides into a passenger vehicle, the results are often tragic resulting in injured victims and fatalities.

Careful analysis of crash studies clearly demonstrate some of the causes contributing to trucking collisions. Truck driving behavior along with a driver’s age and whether they go it alone on a long distance haul are factors that have been studied by the United States Department of Transportation and The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA).

Despite measures in place to help reduce alcohol and drug related accidents, it is still a problem causing many fatal truck and passenger vehicle collisions.

In California, a driver of a passenger vehicle is considered to be alcohol impaired when his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 or higher. Driver’s of commercial vehicles are considered to be impaired when their (BAC) is found to be 04 or higher.

Our hearts go out to the parents and relatives of the High School students tragically killed and seriously injured in a Federal Express vs Tour Bus Accident near Orland on Thursday, April 10th.

The accident occurred when a tour bus was transporting the students from Southern California to Arcata to tour Humboldt State University.