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3 Injured in Multi-Vehicle Accident Involving 18-Wheeler

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Alexandrea Messner2 years ago

A multiple vehicle collision involving an 18-wheeler shut down one lane on I-30 in Bowie County for several hours on Tuesday afternoon.

Details of the Bowie County Trucking Accident

According to KSLA, the accident occurred near the 213 mile marker when a driver sped around the 18-wheeler and cut back in front of him, leaving him nowhere to go.

Farmer attempted to stop, but he lost control of the truck and hit the cable barrier, pushing him back into traffic and causing him to hit six other vehicles.

Only three people were injured in the collision, but their conditions are still unknown.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is still investigating the accident.

National Trucking Accidents

  • In 2012, 3,802 large trucks were involved in fatal crashes, a 5-percent increase from 2011. Large truck and bus fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled by all motor vehicles increased by 3 percent, from 0.137 in 2011 to 0.141 in 2012.
  • For 2.1 percent of large truck drivers in fatal crashes in 2012, the blood alcohol concentration was 0.08 grams per deciliter or more, compared with 22.8 percent of passenger vehicle drivers. Alcohol was detected in the blood of 3.5 percent of large truck drivers in fatal crashes in 2012, compared with 26.3 percent of passenger vehicle drivers.
  • Over the past 10 years (2002 through 2012) the number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes decreased from 4,587 to 3,802, a drop of 17 percent.

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