One Injured after Pickup Split in Half by 18-Wheeler
According to The Dallas Morning News, a person was injured after an early Wednesday morning collision with an 18-wheeler caused their pickup truck to split in half in Sunnyvale, Texas.
No Information on Driver’s Health Released
The 3:15 a.m. crash happened on Highway 80 near T.C. Lupton Blvd. According to The Dallas Morning News, the driver of the Toyota pickup truck slammed into a Tyson chicken 18-wheeler, causing the semi-truck to crash into another tanker truck.
The force of the collision caused the Toyota truck to split into two pieces. The driver was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.
According to The Dallas Morning News, the drivers of the 18-wheeler trucks were not injured.
Trucking Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- In 2014, there were 3,903 people killed and an estimated 111,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks.
- Of these fatalities in 2014, 73% were occupants of other vehicles.
- From 2013 to 2014, there was a 19% increase in the number of injured occupants of other vehicles involved in large-truck traffic crashes.