Dump Truck in Fatal that Claimed Life of Driver’s Grandson had Faulty Brakes
Had this driver been trained to do a pre-trip inspection, it’s possible this tragedy could have been prevented. We don’t want to cast stones and blame the driver, but we do want to focus on prevention. Every accident is caused by human behavior. In this case, the driver may have been distracted, speeding or carelessly changing lanes. We don’t have enough information to get to the root cause, but we do know the brakes were bad and could have contributed. And, a good pre-trip inspection would have eliminated at least that one risk factor and potentially saved a life.