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Moms start online petition to 'end deadly underride' deaths

Since the start of 2018, 20 people have died from underride accidents. Now, two moms are taking their fight up to Capitol Hill.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) — Truck underride accidents are one of the most horrific accident on our highways.

RELATED: Moms push tractor-trailer law as underride deaths are at 10 year high

Rear and side underride collisions happen when a passenger vehicle slides under the rear or side of a tractor trailer in a crash often decrepitating the people inside.

Since the start of 2018, 20 people have died from underride accidents. Now, two moms are taking their fight up to Capitol Hill.

RELATED: Mothers fight for tougher tractor trailer laws after daughters die in underride crashes

Marianne Karth and Lois Durso both lost children in underride accidents. They successfully lobbied to get bi-partisan legislation introduced in December.

The Stop Act of 2017 sits in the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

Want to know more? Check out their online petition here: Care2.org