Safety & Accident

Video: MoDOT Fleet Safety Feature Might Have Saved Lives

July 07, 2014

VIDEO: Mo. Crash Highlights Value of Truck Mount Attenuators

A semi-truck crashed into the rear of a Missouri DOT dump truck on June 25, injuring the drivers of both vehicles. Fortunately, though, the dump truck was equipped with a truck mount attenuator, which might have saved the lives of both drivers, according to police called to the scene.

The collision, which occurred on I-470 in Lee’s Summit, Mo., underscores the value of truck mount attenuators during roadwork involving either government fleets or contracted construction/engineering fleets.

Truck mount attenuators (TMAs) are designed to absorb the energy of an errant vehicle. Drivers of TMA-equipped trucks receive special training.

To view a video report on the collision, produced by Fox 4 News, click on the photo or link above.

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