About the Aransas Pass 18-Wheeler Crash
A collision between an 18-wheeler and another vehicle has left two passengers dead and a third in critical condition.
Police report it happened just before 7 pm Wednesday. They say the vehicle was crossing Highway 35 when it was t-boned by a 18-wheeler. The 61-year-old female driver and 33-year-old passenger were tragically killed in the crash, and the third passenger was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
No charges have been filed.
United States Trucking Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2016:
- 11.5 million large trucks were registered in the United States
- An estimated 433,000 police-reported traffic crashes occurred involving large trucks
- 4,317 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks
- Large trucks accounted for eight percent of all vehicles involved in fatal accidents
- An estimated 116,000 people sustained injuries in crashes involving large trucks
- Of the fatalities that occurred in large truck crashes in 2015, 84 percent were occupants of other vehicles or non-occupants, such as pedestrians or bicyclists
- About one out of every four fatal crashes involving a large truck occurs on an interstate highway
- States with the most fatalities in traffic crashes involving large trucks:
- Texas — 556
- California — 322
- Florida — 293
- Georgia — 179
- Illinois – 146
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