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A hip hop web site has reported that rapper Beanie Sigel was injured in a Baltimore, Maryland semi truck crash last weekend.

Hip-Hop artist and Philly rapper Beanie Sigel who has been speaking on his side of the story with former friend and rival Jay-Z over the past few months, is stated to have been injured in a car accident in Baltimore over the weekend (Saturday, December 19) following a session at a recording studio.

According to reports, the rapper was riding in a car that was side-swiped by a tractor trailer which also ran them off the road.

Beanie Sigel received several injuries to his body which included his legs, arms and face. . . .

Too many people have been killed by semi truck crashes and trucking accidents.

Nationwide, large trucks (known as tractor trailers, semi trucks, eighteen wheelers, diesel, big rigs, or commercial trucks) make up only about 3% of the vehicles on the road. However, they account for far more traffic fatalities. For example, in Missouri, semi truck crashes make up as much as 15% of traffic deaths. In Illinois, tractor trailer crashes cause more than 10% of traffic deaths.

The National Transportation Safety Board ("NTSB") lists the following as some of the most common causes of big rig accidents:

  • Poor Driver Training

  • Driver Fatigue (Tiredness)

  • Speeding

  • Overloaded Trucks

  • Oversized Trucks

  • Brake Failure

  • Poor Driving Conditions

  • Driver Inexperience

  • Failure To Yield The Right-Of-Way

  • Driving Under The Influence of Alcohol Or Drugs

  • Aggressive, Dangerous Or Reckless Driving

  • Mechanical Failure (Or Improper Maintenance)

  • Defective Parts (Such As Defective Steering Or Brakes)

Truckers and trucking companies must be mindful of each of these trucking accident causes.

These companies need to quit putting profits over safety. Do they think there is a separate set of rules for them?

Visit our trucking accident web site to learn more about trucking accident safety or trucking accident investigation.

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