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Man Injured in Grapevine Trucking Accident


A man was injured Monday when his vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler in Grapevine texas.

About of the Grapevine Trucking Accident

According to the Dallas Morning News, the crash occurred in the northbound lanes of Ira E. Woods Avenue around 9 am.

The SUV caught fire following the collision, and the SUV’s driver was transported to a local hospital with unspecified injuries.

Details of how the crash occurred were not immediately available and the incident remains under investigation.

Texas Traffic Accident Statistics

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 438,000 trucking accidents in 2014.
  • These crashes resulted in 3,903 deaths and 111,000 injuries.
  • Of those killed:
    • 17 percent were occupants of large trucks
    • 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles
    • 10 percent were nonoccupants, including pedestrians and pedalcyclists.
  • Texas led the nation in fatal trucking accidents, with 553 trucking-related fatalities reported. California followed Texas with 300 trucking-related deaths.

 

 

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