Most Akron residents can recall a time when they felt as though they could fall asleep anywhere -- standing up, at their desks or even behind the wheel of their vehicles. Drowsy driving has gained more attention recently and is often cited as one of the most underreported reasons for crashes. Some people have trouble getting good sleep due to sleep apnea, and recent studies indicate that it could be a factor in some truck accidents.
Crashes involving passenger vehicles have the potential for causing substantial injuries and deaths. Those odds increase in truck accidents due to the increase in size and weight. What makes this type of accident even worse is when a truck is out of control. It could slam into numerous vehicles before coming to a stop, and the devastation left in its wake could change victims and their families forever.
If a vehicle fails to receive proper and adequate maintenance, the driver could end up on the side of an Ohio road broken down. For most people, this is the extent of their thinking about maintenance. What they fail to consider is that some maintenance issues lead to serious car and truck accidents.