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Chain-reaction Accident Sends 18 To Local Hospital

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Emily Pitts1 year ago

Three crashes on I-35 sent 18 people to a Waco hospital on November 30, according to KWTX.

About the Chain-Reaction Collisions

A total of 14 vehicles were involved in the collisions, with the first accident being reported shortly after 3 p.m. on I-35 south of the Sun Valley Blvd. exit.

Reports indicate an 18-wheeler hauling a bulldozer rear-ended a sedan, resulting in slowed traffic. At least two other pile-ups occurred involving three more tractor-trailers.

Two injured persons had to be extracted from their vehicles; fortunately, not victims sustained life-threatening injuries.

Trucking Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 32,719 people were killed in trucking accidents in 2013.
  • Of those killed:
  • An additional 2,313,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2013.

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