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Truck crash destroys garage, leaves driver dead

There are many scary scenarios that you imagine out on the road, and one of them is a runaway semi-truck. Semis-trucks have so much power and can sustain so much of their momentum that when they are involved in a crash, the devastation is usually immense. So when one of these vehicles is out of control, or the driver simply can't operate the vehicle in a safe way, these trucks are some of the most dangerous things out on the road.

It is important to realize this when you consider an accident that involved a runaway semi-truck and left the driver dead. It is unclear how the crash occurred, as the truck just suddenly lost control, crossed the median of a highway and then crashed into a garage of a housing community.

Few other details are available about the crash, but you can see some images in the source article showing the devastation that this runaway vehicle caused.

The investigation into this crash will be interesting, because there is a possibility that the truck driver suffered a medical emergency, which led to the crash. But we won't know for sure until the police fully clear the scene and look into the evidence. It's just as possible that a mechanical failure caused the crash.

Though another vehicle isn't involved in this particular wreck, this story exemplifies that trucks can do incredible damage when they collide with other objects. Just imagine if the truck had struck another vehicle before it crossed the median. People can be seriously injured or lose their lives due to a truck accident, and if the driver was negligent or the vehicle wasn't fit to be on the road, then the victims or their loved ones could pursue legal action.

Source: KEVN, "Hill City man killed in accident in Colorado," Jack Caudill, April 14, 2016

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