Two adults and four children were transported to the hospital Tuesday evening following a truck accident on Highway 64 West in Tyler, Texas.
Details of the Tyler Truck Accident
According to KLTV, the crash occurred around 5:10 pm when a 2003 Freightliner box truck that was traveling eastbound on Hwy 64W collided with a 2003 GMC Envoy. Early reports suggest the Envoy may have turned in front of the truck.
Six people were in the Envoy, including four children between the ages of 8 and 16 years old.
One of the children was flown to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas with critical injuries. Two other children were flown to UT Health East Texas – Tyler, also with critical injuries. The two adults and another child were transported to UT Health by ambulance.
The two occupants of the truck were not injured.
Traffic was stopped in all directions of Hwy 64W as responders worked the scene.
National Truck Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- There were an estimated 538,000 large trucks involved in police-reported crashes in 2019.
- 5,005 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks in 2019, with large trucks accounting for 10 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes
- An additional 159,000 people were injured in truck accidents in 2019.
- Among the states that led the nation in truck accident deaths were:
- Texas: 652 deaths
- California: 408 deaths
- Florida: 349 deaths
- Georgia: 204 deaths
- Ohio: 172 deaths
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