Claims Department Report
Vehicle Crashes Involving Road Debris
We've all seen it; a vehicle in front of us in traffic with a load that looks like it could come flying at us at any minute.
Danger on the roads
Road debris can be extremely dangerous but all of these crashes are preventable. Drivers can easily save lives and prevent injuries by securing their loads and taking other simple precautions to prevent items from falling off the vehicle.
Deaths in road debris crashes can result from the driver swerving to avoid hitting an object.
Overcorrecting at the last minute to avoid debris can increase a driver's risk of losing control of their vehicle and make a bad situation worse.
Debris-related crashes are much more likely to occur on Interstate highways. Driving at high speeds increases the risk for vehicle parts to become detached or cargo to fall onto the roadway.