Three South Texas men are dead following a fatal collision with a tractor-trailer along Highway 44, west of Encinal, Texas.
About the Fatal Texas Accident
- According to KRIS-TV, four men were traveling in a pickup along State Highway 44 when the vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler that had pulled to the right shoulder for repairs.
- Three of the men were pronounced dead at the scene: Ricardo Tanguma, 39, Andres Hinojosa Jr., 24, and Adrian Trevino, 32.
- The driver of the pickup, 24-year-old David Trevino Jr., was rushed to a San Antonio hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
- The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the accident. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.
Trucking Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, trucking accidents across the United States are on the rise:
- In 2012, there were roughly 317,000 trucking accidents recorded in the United States, claiming 3,921 lives.
- 2012 continued an upward trend in the number of deaths attributed to trucking accidents recorded over recent years, marking a 4 percent increase from 2011.
- An additional 104,000 people suffered significant injuries in these accidents – up 18 percent from 2011.
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