Big Rig Crash on Taft Highway Results in Injuries
Bakersfield, CA (January 14, 2022)– On Thursday, the authorities responded to injuries in the Old River Road big rig crash.
Officers responded to the crash scene before 6 a.m. at the intersection with Taft Highway which involved two big rigs.
When the authorities arrived at the scene, they found a big rig was leaking fluid and blocked the roadway.
Officers said the collision only involved a minor injury.
Meanwhile, the police are still investigating this traffic collision.
Since you cannot read the intention of the driver in front of you, don’t tailgate. Maintain some distance between your vehicle and the one ahead in order to give yourself enough response time should the vehicle ahead make a sudden turn or stop.
Prevention Is Better Than Cure
While driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives, it is one of the most dangerous activities performed daily. That is because auto accidents are a major public health threat. Traffic accidents are a leading cause of death for individuals ages 5-64.
Thus it is indeed crucial that everyone drives defensively in order to avoid traffic accidents as much as possible.
Here are some of the things that we can do to practice defensive driving:
Always drive at a controllable speed.
It is also important not to assume you know the other driver’s intention.
Be prepared to positively react to other drivers.
This one, we should never neglect. Yield at intersections, even if you have right of way.
Most importantly, stay focused on the road. Remove all distractions such as mobile phone use, unstrapped toddlers, etc.
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