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Fifteen Hospitalized Following Crash between Passenger Van and Box Truck


tractor-trailer driving towards man in car at intersection

According to the Cape Cod Times, 15 people were injured in an accident involving a passenger van and box truck in Falmouth, Massachusetts, on Sunday night.

Details of Injury Accident

The two-vehicle wreck occurred at around 6:00 p.m. local time on Sandwich Road. The Mashpee Fire Department and Coast Guard responded to the injury accident, reporting of heavy damage to both the passenger van and box truck involved in the crash.

The Cape Cod Times reports that 15 people were transported to three different hospitals following the crash. The injuries sustained in the crash ranged from serious to minor.

All of the victims were transported to a hospital by 8:50 p.m., according to the Cape Cod Times. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, and no charges have been filed.

About Trucking Accidents

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

  • 3,903 people died in crashes involving large trucks in 2014.
  • An estimated 111,000 people suffered injuries in crashes involving large trucks in 2014.
    • 74 percent of the people injured in these accidents were occupants of other vehicles.
  • An estimated 438,000 large trucks were involved in police-reported traffic crashes during 2014.
  • In 2014, large trucks accounted for eight percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes.

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