One Killed After Multi-Vehicle Crash Involving 18-Wheeler
About the Georgetown Truck Crash
FOX 7 Austin reports the crash happened around 7 a.m. within the 7400 block of southbound I-35 near County Road 146 in Georgetown, Texas. According to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, four vehicles were involved in the crash, including an 18-wheeler.
The southbound lanes were closed for a couple hours following the crash. One fatality was confirmed.
Crashes involving multiple vehicles is one of the deadliest forms of traffic collisions. They usually happen when multiple drivers are either distracted or following a car too closely in areas of high traffic volume. If drivers aren’t paying attention, one crash can cause a chain reaction of accidents or pileup collisions.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 43 percent of all car accidents in the United States involve multiple vehicles. In Texas, multi-vehicle crashes accounted for 1,802 crashes—49% of all crashes in 2018.
Traffic Crash Statistics
Information below taken from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:
- There were 33,654 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2018 in which 36,560 deaths occurred. This resulted in 11.2 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.13 deaths per 100 million miles traveled.
- Nationwide, 53 percent of motor vehicle crash deaths in 2018 occurred in single-vehicle crashes.
- Montana had the highest percentage of deaths in single-vehicle crashes (71 percent), while Nebraska had the highest percentage of deaths in multiple-vehicle crashes (57 percent).
- For the nation in 2018, blood alcohol concentration was reported for 65 percent of fatally injured passenger vehicle drivers.
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