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KPCC investigation: Big rigs and road danger




A Los Angeles Coroners official walks by the scene of a wreck where a Los Angeles police officer was killed and another critically injured, when their cruiser was struck by a big rig.
A Los Angeles Coroners official walks by the scene of a wreck where a Los Angeles police officer was killed and another critically injured, when their cruiser was struck by a big rig.
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In Southern California, tens of thousands of big commercial trucks — whether called tractor-trailers, tankers, semis or 18-wheelers — crawl and barrel along congested freeways every day.

Crashes involving these vehicles, which can weigh as much as 40 tons, are the deadliest and costliest, and they are on the rise, creeping up faster than collisions involving only cars.

Read Meghan’s full story here.

Guest:

Meghan McCarty Carino, commuting and mobility reporter for KPCC whose latest story “Big rigs, big risks” looks at truck traffic and crashes in Southern California; she tweets @meghanmama