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Motorist Sustains Serious Injuries After Car Lodges Underneath Tractor-Trailer

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According to The News&Observer, a motorist sustained serious injuries after being trapped under a tractor-trailer in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Monday night.

Details of the Injury Accident

The accident occurred at around 9:22 p.m. local time on Capital Boulevard near the Starmount Shopping Center. Thomas Kincaid, 54, drove north on Capital when another vehicle pulled out from the shopping center, crashing into his car.

Although the collision did not have much force, it was enough to push Kincaid’s vehicle into a tractor-trailer driving next to him, according to The News&Observer. His vehicle caught under the axles of the trailer where he was stuck for more than 300 feet before the truck driver could stop.

The News&Observer reports that Kincaid suffered from serious injuries and received treatment at WakeMed hospital. Officials say he is expected to survive.

Police say the driver of the second car, 19-year-old Hcen Siu Rcom, failed to yield when he wrecked into Kincaid. However, police did not issue a citation on Monday night. The investigation into the injury wreck is ongoing, according to The News&Observer.

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.
    • 23 percent were occupants of large trucks.
  • An estimated 438,000 large trucks were involved in police-reported traffic crashes during 2014.
  • Seventy-nine percent of the fatal crashes involving large trucks in 2014 occurred on weekdays.
  • In 2014, large trucks accounted for 8 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes.

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