Any cargo spill on a highway or roadway is dangerous to other drivers. Cargo-related accidents can create visibility hazards, road debris or slippery roads.
Head-on collisions, rear-end collisions, underride truck accidents and other accidents involving impact with large trucks often lead to serious injury or fatality.
Jackknifing is when a big rig or semi-truck folds itself into a 90-degree angle with the trailer, often due to overcorrection or when the driver hits the brakes too hard.
Loose cargo that shifts or when the driver loses control of the vehicle can cause roll over accidents. Often tragic, these accidents can be the result of poorly loaded trucks, sudden swerves or improper truck maintenance.