Without cars, society would look a lot different than it does today. However, with all the positive change that cars have a down side. They injure and kill thousands of people each year in Louisiana and across the country. When people do not take the responsibility of driving a car seriously, car accidents occur.
On the busy streets and highways of New Orleans, it doesn't take much for a motor vehicle accident to occur. When this accident includes a truck, the effects can be devastating. Even larger passenger vehicles have nothing on the size of large trucks and commercial vehicles. Semi-trucks often outweigh cars by thousands of pounds and may be carrying hazardous material which increase risks.