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Two Injured in Head-on Crash Involving 18-Wheeler


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According to the Standard Speaker, the driver of an 18-wheeler truck had a medical episode that caused him to cross over the center line and slam into an oncoming car.

Truck Driver Had Fainting Spell, says Police

A man in a Nissan Sentra was traveling on Route 93 in Sugarloaf Township, Pennsylvania, when he was struck head-on by a semi-truck. The truck continued to push the man in the Nissan for approximately 75 yards against a guardrail, reports the Standard Speaker.

Once the car dislodged, the truck continued to drive for another 75 yards before coming to a complete stop. According to the Standard Speaker, both drivers required hospitalization, but only the driver of the car suffered minor injuries.

Both vehicles had to be towed after sustaining damage during the wreck, causing traffic backups and delays in the area.

Trucking Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • In 2014, there were 3,903 people killed and an estimated 111,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks.
  • Of these fatalities in 2014, 73% were occupants of other vehicles.
  • From 2013 to 2014, there was a 19% increase in the number of injured occupants of other vehicles involved in large-truck traffic crashes.

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