Because commercial drivers are especially trained for driving safety, they are generally held to a higher standard than other drivers on the road. Due to the generally larger size and weight of most commercial vehicles, any impact with a pedestrian can cause a traumatic personal injury. Recently, an energy company truck was involved in a fatal traffic accident in Minnesota.
According to the preliminary investigation, an Xcel Energy truck pulling a trailer was traveling southbound on a local street in Bloomington. The truck apparently swerved in order to avoid a northbound car that was attempting to turn left at an intersection. This caused the truck to leave the roadway.