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1 Killed in Irving Chain Accident

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Victoria Burguess2 years ago

According to the Star-Telegram, a truck driver was killed during a chain-reaction accident on Sunday.

Details of the Irving Accident

Starting at about 3 A.M. Sunday, July 26, a chain of vehicular accidents started on Texas 182.

First, a white pickup truck had been in a major accident, requiring firefighters and police to respond. Next, an 18-wheeler hit the aerial ladder fire truck, resulting in a fiery and fatal crash.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was killed on the scene. He was identified as 55-year-old Ilian Lalev of Dallas. Three firefighters were injured in this wreck as well.

Finally, only minutes after the crash, a car hit a patrol car that was sitting on the scene. No one was in the patrol car, but the driver of the other vehicle attempted to flee the scene. He was caught down the road and was arrested for suspected intoxication while driving.

The identity of the hit-and-run motorist has not yet been released by the police.  

Trucking Accident Statistics

  • The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
  • 3,921 people were killed in trucking accidents in 2012 – up 4-percent from the 3,781 deaths recorded in 2011.
  • Of those killed in 2012:
  • An additional 104,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2012, up from 88,000 from 2011.


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