WUSA9 Exposes the Truth about Truck Underride

WUSA9 Exposes the Truth about Truck Underride

We have all been on the roads when we are either passing a semi tractor-trailer or they are passing us.  Along the sides of the truck, there are almost four feet from the pavement to the bottom of the trailer.  People are instinctively uncomfortable when they travel near trucks with open space between the front and rear tires.  Cars can … and do go under the sides of trailers with deadly consequences hundreds of times every year.

WUSA9 recently began a series of reports on truck underride. Marianne Karth described the horrific crash that claimed the lives of her precious daughters, AnnaLeah and Mary.   I also shared how a truck side underride claimed the life of my beloved daughter, Roya.  Truck underride IS preventable! Every truck and trailer in the USA needs comprehensive underride protection.  Let’s stop the truck underride carnage!

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Benefits of side underride guards for semitrailers

Benefits of side underride guards for semitrailers

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently tested a side underride guard for the first time. In the video above, you can compare the effects of the guard with a collision that does not include a guard and see the dramatically different results.

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