According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, every year there are roughly 50 trucking accidents that result in death or serious injury. Among these accidents there are numerous common causes, including improperly loaded trucks, truck driver error and defective truck parts.
The NHTSA released 2011 accident fatality numbers this week, showing promising numbers overall yet significant new challenges.
According to a report by the Associated Press, lawsuit was filed in Dallas County and also names Snow's employer, Panama Transfer, Inc. It alleges that both the driver and the trucking company had a history of violations. Court reports indicate that Snow had been cited nine times for moving violations, including reckless driving, speeding and failure to yield. Police claim that Snow ran a red light before colliding with the car, but he pled not guilty to the charge.