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Columbus Grove Man Killed in Truck Accident

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Abi Reyes2 years ago

A 52-year-old man was fatally injured Sunday when an 18-wheeler collided with an ambulance near Mansfield, Ohio.

About the Ohio Trucking Accident

According to The Courier, the Columbus Grove man died after his tractor-trailer struck an ambulance and exploded. The man was identified as 52-year-old Anthony Fuerst.

The accident occurred while the ambulance with active overhead lights was Fuerst’s. The initial impact caused Faust’s truck to swerved off the road and veered to the other side, catching on fire.

Police Captain Scott said they were unable to rescue the driver after the tank exploded.

Trucking Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,921 trucking accident statistics were recorded in the United States in 2012 – this marked a 4-percent increase from the 3,781 deaths reported in 2011.
  • Of those killed:
    • 697 were occupants of large trucks
    • 2,843 were occupants of other vehicles
    • 381 were nonoccupants including pedestrians and pedalcyclists
  • An additional 104,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2012.


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