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What Is a Jackknife Accident?
What Is a Jackknife Accident?

Sometimes, professional truck drivers who are expected to know how to safely maneuver their vehicles fail to do so and leave their vehicle in a position where it is blocking part of the roadway, which creates a danger to oncoming traffic. When a large commercial truck enters ...

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