Travel stress around the holidays is pretty much a given. Planes, trains and automobiles across the country are filled with holiday travelers trying to get somewhere. Your gifts and goodies, ordered with that special two-day shipping, have to get somewhere, too. That means even more big trucks on the roads, which --combined with ice, snow and holiday hurrying -- can lead to some serious crashes.
As passenger vehicle accidents spike, commercial drivers are taking an unsuspecting turn. Data from 2016's Operation Safe Driver Week shows that commercial drivers are showing better behavior on the roads. This is a good sign for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and everyone who shares the road.
Early Monday morning in Jackson Township, Butler County, a frightening scene unfolded when a tractor trailer rolled on top of a pickup truck, trapping the drivers inside their vehicles. This accident occurred at the intersection of Little Creek Road and Seneca School Road at approximately 8:15 am. The tractor trailer, driven by Russell Donaldson, of Jackson Center, was attempting to make a turn onto Seneca School Road when it tipped over and landed on top of a Chevy Silverado driven by James McNally of Jeannette.
We've all been there. Cruising along on the Interstate when the dreaded "Right Lane Closed - 1500 feet" sign appears. Knowing that the inevitable merge is imminent, you keep your speed and try to find exactly what car or truck you will sneak in front of right before the merge point. 1000 feet.... 500 feet.... The merge point is here; you've picked your spot and sneak in right before the orange barrels begin to block the right lane.