Keeping vehicles maintained is one of the duties of those here in Arkansas and elsewhere who own them. Obviously, an individual is not required to do the mechanical work, but ensuring that the vehicle is in good working order is the owner and/or driver's responsibility. Breaking down on a highway is courting danger and could cause a fatal motor vehicle accident.
Troopers with the Arkansas State Police were recently called to the scene of an accident that occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. on a recent Saturday morning. When they arrived at the scene, they discovered that three vehicles were involved -- one passenger vehicle and two 18-wheelers. The 47-year-old driver and 49-year-old passenger were deceased due to the injuries they each suffered in the impact.