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3 Injured in Philadelphia Trucking Accident

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Victoria Burguess2 years ago

Authorities plan to pursue charges following a fiery trucking accident near Philadelphia.

Details of the Trucking Accident

On July 5, in Pennsylvania, south of Philadelphia a truck driver fell asleep at the wheel, causing a multi-vehicle accident near an off ramp on Interstate 95.

The accident shut down northbound traffic for about five hours because the truck’s gas tank leaked diesel fuel on the highway. In this accident, three people suffered minor injuries.

Police say that the driver of the truck will be facing charges.  

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 – this marked a 4-percent increase from the 3,781 deaths recorded in 2011.
  • Of those killed in 2012:
    • 697 were occupants of large trucks
    • 2,843 were occupants of other vehicles
    • 381 were non-occupants including pedestrians and bicyclists
  • An additional 104,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2012.


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