When people talk about car and truck accidents, they are often referring to collisions between two or more vehicles. While these types of wrecks are certainly quite common and cause significant destruction and personal injury, there is another type of accident that can be just as devastating but is not talked about as much. These accidents involve trucks that have unsecure loads or loads that are too big for the truck itself.
To see how dangerous these instances can be, one need only look to a recent North Carolina accident where one man was killed and another was injured. According to reports, a truck carrying wood utility poles made a right turn and that maneuver caused the poles to enter the lane of oncoming traffic, causing a truck to slam into the poles. The poles, which extended 16 feet off the back of the truck, smashed into the windshield of the other vehicle, causing serious injuries and death.