A cattle truck was involved in an accident that required three people be sent to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.
Overview of the Cattle Truck Accident
WFAA News is reporting that an accident involving an Oklahoma truck and a cattle truck on US Highway 190 and Martin Luther King Drive left three people injured and fourteen livestock dead in Temple on Thursday morning.
As a result of the accident, the truck carrying the 62 livestock overturned. The truck belonged to LLT Trucking out of Oklahoma City and was headed toward the northern tip of the Texas panhandle.
Truck Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- In 2013, there were 3,964 people killed and an estimated 95,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks.
- In the United States, an estimated 342,000 large trucks were involved in police-reported crashes during 2013.
- Of the fatalities that occurred in 2013, 17 percent were occupants of large trucks.
- In 2013, there were an estimated 95,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks.