South Carolina officials from Darlington County reported a 18-wheeler truck crashing through a the walls of a home Wednesday morning.
About the Unexpected Darlington Home Crash
The Highway Patrol Master Trooper, Brian Lee, recounted details from the incident that occurred around 8 to 9 in the morning.
Lee believes the 18-wheeler driver was headed towards Florence from Darlington when the driver unexpectedly lost control and ran off the U.S. 52 Palmetto Road and into someone’s home.
This incident is still under current investigation. It is unknown at this time whether or not anyone was injured in the crash.
Trucking Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2017:
- More than 11 million large trucks were registered in the United States
- An estimated 433,000 police-reported traffic crashes occurred involving large trucks
- 4,761 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks
- Large trucks accounted for nine percent of all vehicles involved in fatal accidents
- Of the fatalities that occurred in large truck crashes in 2017, 82 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 — 649
- California — 361
- Florida — 292
- Georgia — 214
- Pennsylvania — 167
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