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One Dead, One Injured in Methuen Trucking Accident


A man is dead and a woman is injured following an 18-wheeler crash that occurred in Methuen, Massachusetts Tuesday morning.

About the Methuen 18-Wheeler Crash

According to NECN, the fatal accident occurred when a Honda passenger vehicle collided head-on with a scrap metal truck on Riverside Drive near Strathmore Road.

A man in the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene, and a woman in the Honda was hospitalized. The truck driver was not injured in the crash.

Police believe one of the vehicles crossed over the center line, but police did not say which one.

Trucking Accident Statistics

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

 

 

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