This Christmas will not bring the celebration this family might have been expecting because of a preventable truck underride crash.
They say the big rig was slowing while approaching a red light at the intersection when it was struck from behind by the SUV.
No matter what the cause of the crash, the outcome could have been different if there had been better underride protection.
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