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Bicyclist Killed in 18-Wheeler Accident

A bicyclist is dead after being involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler in Wilmington, North Carolina.

About the Wilmington Trucking Accident

According to WWAY-TV, the fatal accident occurred on 17 Street near the College Road intersection around 5:30 pm.

The bicyclist, a female, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity has not been released.

The accident remains under investigation, and it is unclear how the tragic accident occurred.

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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