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Motorcyclist Dies After Crashing into Semi Attempting U-turn


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According to News4Jax, a motorcyclist sustained fatal injuries after a crash with a semi in East Palatka, Florida, on Monday morning.

Details of Motorcycle-Semi Wreck

A motorcyclist was riding north on State Road 207 near Stone Road when the fatal wreck happened. A tractor-trailer ahead of the 45-year-old motorcyclist attempted a U-turn at Stone Road at around 7:20 a.m. local time.

News4Jax reports that the man tried to avoid the collision but was unsuccessful. The motorcyclist died at the scene of the crash. Officials are currently unsure what caused the wreck, but the area of the crash was foggy at the time.

The crash investigation is ongoing, reports News4Jax.

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.
  • In 2014, large trucks accounted for 8 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes.

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