Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. One second, you may be driving home from work the same way you do every day and in the next second, you can be hurt and on the side of the road trying to figure out what just happened.
Commercial-sized vehicles can be intimidating on the road. They are very large and take longer to speed up and slow down. Further, it can be a little unnerving to pass them or drive alongside them because it can be difficult to know whether the trucker can see other vehicles or if they are in a blind spot.
There are certain things that are just true even if we don't want to believe them. Anyone who deals with the media on a regular basis knows, or at least should, that news reporters are not anyone's friends.