2 Dead in Chain Reaction Trucking Accident
About the Pembroke Pines Trucking Accident
There were two cars and two semi-trucks involved in the I-75 accident. A semitrailer truck that was carrying temporary barriers from a construction site was hit in the trailer by the first car, a Mitsubishi.
The car was then caught up underneath the trailer as it continued down the road. The driver of the Mitsubishi was killed under the semi; the passenger of that car is now in the hospital in critical condition.
The second car, a BMW, hit the back corner of the trailer and, upon impact, some of the cement barriers fell on top of the BMV. The driver of the car was also killed in the accident. A few of the cement barriers were left in the road and were hit by a second semi-truck that then hit the first semi truck again.
Statistics on Crashes
The following informaiton was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- From 2011 to 2012 there was a 3.7% rise in people killed in accidents involving large trucks. That turns out to be 140 more deaths between 2011 and 2012.
- There were over a 300 person rise in the fatality amongst those who were not wearing their seat belts.
- There was a 3.4% increase from 2011 to 2012 in people killed in vehicle traffic accidents.
- Alcohol within these years has been to blame for over 30,000 deaths a year.