Why are truck accidents more likely to cause serious injury or death than automobile crashes?

Why are truck accidents more likely to cause serious injury or death than automobile crashes?

Semi-trucks weigh up to 80,000 pounds loaded and because they carry chemicals or flammable liquids, they may also cause burns or explosions. When a truck driver, required to be a professional driver, is inattentive or loses control, the damage is typically even more catastrophic than a car collision.

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