Details of the Trucking Accident
The four people traveled southbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at around 4:20 p.m. local time when the accident occurred. Police say the vehicle collided head-on with a northbound tractor-trailer between Holmes Road and Victor Avenue.
The two adults and two children sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the wreck and received treatment at a local hospital, reports the Lansing State Journal. The driver of the 18-wheeler did not sustain injuries.
Police reported that the crash may have been the result of the southbound car swerving to avoid another vehicle, reports the Lansing State Journal.
Trucking Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,903 people died in crashes involving large trucks in 2014. In addition,
- An estimated 111,000 people suffered injuries in crashes involving large trucks in 2014.
- 74 percent of the people injured in these accidents were occupants of other vehicles.
- An estimated 438,000 large trucks were involved in police-reported traffic crashes during 2014.
- In 2014, large trucks accounted for 8 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes.