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9 Injured in Fiery Trucking Accident on I-35W

At least nine people were injured in a fiery trucking accident on Interstate 35 in Fort Worth.

About the Fort Worth Trucking Accident

According to WFAA, the crash involved three vehicles and resulting in an 18-wheeler and a second vehicle catching fire.

Nine people are reported injured with one in critical condition and another in serious condition.

Lanes of I-35 are closed near the Golden Triangle as crews work to clear the scene, and drivers are urged to find an alternate route.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Texas Trucking Accident Statistics

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 438,000 trucking accidents in the U.S. in 2014.
  • These accidents result 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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