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Man Sustains Severe Injuries in Wreck Involving 18-wheeler

semi-truck driving on highway

According to FOX 6 Now, a man was injured in a crash involving a semi-truck in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Tuesday morning.

Details of Car versus Tractor-trailer Crash

The 33-year-old motorist was driving east on W. Morgan Street at around 9:45 a.m. local time when the injury accident occurred. At the intersection of S. 108th Street, he was hit by a semi that was traveling southbound.

FOX 6 Now reports that the man had to be mechanically extricated from his vehicle following the tractor-trailer crash. The man was taken to Froedtert Hospital with severe injuries. The truck driver was uninjured in the collision.

The semi-car crash is under investigation, reports FOX 6 Now, with the assistance of the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Information on 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 8 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes.

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