Sharks in a Traffic Crash

Sharks in a Traffic Crash

Sharks in a Traffic Crash

Truck experiencing a vehicle malfunction in poor weather conditions.As a driver, you’re responsible for keeping your passengers safe. Sometimes, unexpected things happen. This is a story of one such instance. In June, 2015, a semitruck hauling five sandbar sharks was in such a predicament. The truck was heading to Coney Island, New York from Marathon, Florida. However, the truck experienced a tire blowout when the tire suddenly split open! This caused the driver to lose control and crash into some trees. Big trucks aren’t known for being easy to maneuver, so this could easily become a major crisis.

A Lesson Learned

While the driver and two other human passengers were not injured, one of the tanks being transported was damaged which sadly led to the death of one of the sharks. Rescue workers from SeaWorld were able to remove the remaining sharks safely, and they made it through the ordeal. Still, one of the sharks was lost. Could something have been done to prevent this? This unfortunate story demonstrates that vehicle malfunction is bad news, and should be avoided at all costs. How do you do that? By checking your vehicle and making sure it’s constantly in good, working order! After all, you never know who or what is in the cars around you. Keeping ourselves and others safe should be a priority, after all, the person in the car next to you could be a friend, family member, or neighbor!

In this situation, there were mixed reports about bad weather conditions as well, which would only make the sudden crisis with their tire blowout that much more difficult to handle. Although you can’t control the weather, preventing vehicle malfunction is possible by doing things that maintain your vehicle. Don’t increase your chances of getting in a crash! Check your tires and oil, and be well-versed on defensive driving techniques so you have the best chance to respond in an emergency situation.