Eastbound traffic on Highway 401 near County Road 52 is brought to a standstill in Lakeshore after a tanker truck loses control.
Authorities say it happened on the eastbound ramp from County Road 42, near Tilbury. The driver of the transport reportedly lost control of the vehicle, sending it into a ditch where it came to rest on its side.
Traffic was very congested around the eastbound 401 area as officials reduced traffic to a single lane for about an hour. Officials say the cause of the accident remains under investigation.
There were reportedly no injuries, but police say the trucker was taken to the hospital as a precaution. If you've ever witnessed a motor vehicle accident, you know they are more than frightening. Studies show that drivers are more likely to be the cause of a rollover than any other factors.
Some factors that contribute to rollover accidents can include:
- High speeds
- Not loading their truck properly
- Taking turns too fast
- Driving distracted
- Turning too sharp to avoid an obstacle or accident
- Parking on an inadequate surface
- Making abrupt maneuvers
Accidents involving commercial vehicles, in particular, semi-trucks, are extremely complex. Because of the sheer size difference between trucks and other vehicles, drivers and passengers in other smaller vehicles or motorcycles are given much less protection.
In rollover accidents, others in close proximity to the truck are almost always the ones to get hurt. While wearing a seat belt can greatly reduce the likelihood of serious injury in an accident, even the safest drivers can be involved in rollover accidents.
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