An 18-wheeler collided with a school bus in Texas and has left 9 students injured
About the Texas Truck Accident
According to KWTX, both vehicles were on Northbound Highway 214 when the accident occurred. The driver of the semi-truck was trying to pass to the other lane while the bus was turning onto CR 1028. This caused the semi driver to crash into the bus.
The driver of the semi was injured along with 9 children on the bus. However, none of the injuries were severe or life-threatening. The bus had been taking children home from summer school classes.
The accident remains under investigation.
Texas Trucking Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2016:
- 11.5 million large trucks were registered in the United States
- An estimated 433,000 police-reported traffic crashes occurred involving large trucks
- 4,317 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks
- Large trucks accounted for eight percent of all vehicles involved in fatal accidents
- An estimated 116,000 people sustained injuries in crashes involving large trucks
- Of the fatalities that occurred in large truck crashes in 2015, 84 percent were occupants of other vehicles or non-occupants, such as pedestrians or bicyclists
- About one out of every four fatal crashes involving a large truck occurs on an interstate highway
- States with the most fatalities in traffic crashes involving large trucks:
- Texas — 556
- California — 322
- Florida — 293
- Georgia — 179
- Illinois – 146
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