Why is a truck accident more likely to cause injury than one involving passenger cars?

Trucking accidents often produce more disastrous injuries because of the size and weight discrepancies between commercial trucks and common passenger vehicles.

Large trucks and truck-trailer combos are unlike any other vehicles on the road. There are several reasons that these trucks present a special danger:

Accidents with big trucks cause more severe injuries simply because of the weight differences between a loaded big rig and a typical passenger vehicle. Also, an average semi-truck takes more than twice the distance to stop when traveling at 55 mph as a typical passenger vehicle traveling the same speed.

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