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Month: May 2017

Side Underride Crashes Kill 200 People a Year. Will Congress Act?

Side Underride Crashes Kill 200 People a Year. Will Congress Act?

A news story that includes an interview with Lois Durso about her daughter’s tragic death: It’s one of the most devastating traffic accidents: A car slams into the side of a tractor-trailer and crashes underneath, where many of its safety features are rendered worthless. The top of the vehicle may be sheared off; in many cases, the occupants are decapitated. Side Underride Crashes Kill 200 People a Year. Will Congress Act?

Moms Who Lost Daughters In Truck Underride Collisions Push for Greater Safety

Moms Who Lost Daughters In Truck Underride Collisions Push for Greater Safety

A news story about Lois Durso’s quest for safer trucks: Marianne Karth and Lois Durso are two mothers on a mission to prevent truck underride collisions. Underride crashes — when a car collides with a truck and gets lodged underneath — are among the most fatal types of accidents on the road. A vehicle’s passenger compartment is often crushed or ripped off. Read the whole thing: Moms Who Lost Daughters In Truck Underride Collisions Push for Greater Safety