An Illinois state trooper was killed last year when a truck driver hit him as he was standing on the side of a highway. Now the defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit over the truck accident are asking to move the case to a different location.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), commercial truck accidents lead to 5000 fatalities and 150,000 injuries annually on U.S. streets and highways. Almost 25 percent of passenger deaths involve a large truck in the crash. These are alarming statistics, especially considering the role of driver fatigue in many truck accidents.