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At Least 1 Killed in Atlanta Trucking Accident

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

At least one person is dead as a result of a fatal accident involving two tractor-trailers and a passenger vehicle.

Details of the Atlanta Trucking Accident

According to My Fox Atlanta, all lanes of Highway 316 were closed for eight hours on Wednesday following a fatal accident near Patrick Mill Road.

Police are still investigating the collision but have confirmed that one person is dead. The accident involved two 18-wheelers and a passenger vehicle, but authorities have not determined who is at fault..

Crews were cleaning up diesel fuel at the scene when another accident occurred in the same spot.

Trucking Accident Statistics

Following information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 3,921 people were killed in trucking accidents in 2012, marking a 4 percent increase from the 3,781 deaths recorded in 2011.
  • An additional 104,000 were reported for the year – up from 88,000 in 2011.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents in 2012:
    • 697 were occupants of large trucks
    • 2,843 were occupants of passenger vehicles
    • 381 were nonoccupants including pedestrians and pedalcyclists.

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