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Two Women in Critical Condition following Wreck involving 18-wheeler

18-wheeler driving toward man in car

According to News 12, a semi-truck crashes into a vehicle, sending two women to the hospital in critical condition in Greenwich, Connecticut, on Saturday morning.

Details of the Trucking Accident

A tractor-trailer exited Interstate 95 southbound at exit 3 and attempted to re-enter the interstate by crossing Arch Street. At the intersection, the 18-wheeler wrecked into a car driving south on Arch Street.

Two women required extrication from their vehicle, reports News 12. Christina Vomoca, 38, and Maiko Kobayashi, 32, were taken to Stamford Hospital after sustaining critical injuries in the collision.

According to News 12, police do not believe speed played a role in the crash, but other factors are being investigated. Officials are speaking with witnesses and investigating whether either vehicle ran a red light or if the traffic signal was out of sync.

Both women work at Hopscotch Salon in Greenwich and were on their way home to Stamford when the accident occurred, reports News 12.

Information on Trucking Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,903 people died in crashes involving large trucks in 2014. Here is additional information regarding large truck accidents:

  • An estimated 111,000 people sustained injuries in crashes involving large trucks in 2014.
    • Occupants of other vehicles made up 74 percent of these injuries.
  • In 2014, an estimated 438,000 large trucks were involved in police-reported traffic crashes.
  • Large trucks accounted for eight percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes in 2014.

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