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7 Injured in Nacogdoches County Crash

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating a multi-vehicle crash on State Highway 103 that left seven people injured on Monday.

Details of the Nacogdoches Accident

According to CBS 19, the crash occurred around 11:35 am when a tractor-trailer transporting live chickens struck four cars that were stopped at a construction zone. The 18-wheeler then overturned, striking a dump truck and causing the dump truck to hit another vehicle.

Six people were transported to local hospitals while the final victim was transported by helicopter to an unknown hospital.

Police are still investigating the crash.

Texas Trucking Accident Statistics

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

  • 438,000 trucking accidents were recorded in the U.S. in 2014, resulting in 3,903 deaths and 111,000 injuries.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents:
    • 17 percent were occupants of large trucks
    • 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles
    • 10 percent were listed as nonoccupants, including bicyclists and pedestrians
  • Texas led the nation in trucking accident fatalities with 553 trucking-related deaths reported. California followed Texas with 300 recorded deaths.

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