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Is a truck driver always at fault in a jackknifing incident?

Truck drivers and trucking companies are often to blame for a serious commercial truck accident, but not always. Frequently, a negligent or unlawful passenger vehicle driver -- or some other factor is to blame for an 18-wheeler crash and the truck driver and trucking company are not at fault. But what about jackknifing accidents in which the trailer behind a semitruck begins to wobble out of control until it results in a serious collision: Is the driver or transportation company at fault for these kinds of collisions?

A bicyclist is killed while riding her bike near Rice University

A 30-year-old female bicyclist, who'd just set off on her bike after having a lunch date with her husband in Houston's Museum District, was struck and killed by a dump truck on Tuesday, April 24. The woman had apparently just parted ways with her husband, a Rice University employee, moments before the dump truck struck her rear tire as she entered a nearby crosswalk just before noon.

What causes trucks to become involved in jackknife accidents?

If you've ever seen a tractor-trailer involved in a crash whereby the cab turns in the opposite direction of the trailer in what some would describe as a "V" shape, then you've seen a jackknife accident. These types of incidents are perhaps one of the scariest type of events that can happen to a truck driver.

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