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18-Wheeler Slams into Car at Intersection, Injuring Two

According to KWTX, an 18-wheeler collided with a car crossing an intersection off I-35, hospitalizing the car’s two passengers.

Driver of Truck Uninjured

Police say the truck slammed into the Ford Focus as the car entered into the intersection, sending the car nearly half a block away before it rested in front of a restaurant down the street. According to KWTX, the truck rammed into the price sign at a Shell station before coming to a stop.

The accident occurred at the intersection of the southbound Interstate 35 access road and S. 18th Street.

According to KWTX, a police officer at the scene did not think the passengers of the car suffered life-threatening injuries. They were transported to a Waco hospital following the wreck.

Trucking Accident Statistics

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

  • In the United States, an estimated 438,000 large trucks were involved in police-reported traffic crashes during 2014.
  • Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks declined by 2 percent from 3,981 deaths in 2013 to 3,903 deaths in 2014.
  • Of the 3,903 fatalities involving large trucks in 2014,
    • 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles
    • 17 percent were occupants of large trucks
    • 10 percent were nonoccupants (pedestrians, pedalcyclists, etc.)
  • From 2013 to 2014, there was a 19-percent increase in the number of injured occupants of other vehicles involved in large truck crashes, from 69,000 injured in 2013 to 82,000 injured in 2014.

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