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18-Wheeler Rolls Over, Ejecting Driver

According to KXXV, a man suffered serious injuries after his 18-wheeler truck rolls over, ejecting him from the vehicle.

Cause of Accident Unclear, says Fire Chief

The man was transported to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center with serious injuries to his left hand and leg, according to KXXV. The incident occurred around the noon hour on Monday.

The 18-wheeler was carrying sand, which ended up on the road along with motor oil. Waco Police and Fire Departments were on the scene with a hazmat truck, reports KXXV.

Truck Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 3,903 people were killed in trucking accidents in 2014
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents in 2014:
    • 17 percent were occupants of large trucks
    • 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles
    • 10 percent were nonoccupants including pedestrians and pedalcyclists
  • An additional 111,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2014.

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