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Crash on I-759 Kills One, Injures Another

Ore Adeyinka5 months ago

In Gadsden, Alabama a deadly crash occurred between two vehicles which left one driver dead and the other driver was hospitalized as a result.

About the Incident

WIAT News is reporting that an 18-wheeler traveling westbound crossed over the median and, in the process of doing so, hit the other trailer that was traveling head-on in an eastbound direction. The coroner confirms that one driver is deceased and the other driver has been taken to the hospital.

According to CBS42 a lawsuit is likely to follow suit due to the incident. The coroner added that the driver of the truck that crossed the median works for INA, which is located out of New Brockton, Alabama.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

The following information has been provided by nhtsa.gov, which shows that there are thousands of wrongful deaths of poeple invovled in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In the United States, approximately 342,000 large trucks were involved in police-reported traffic crashes during the year of 2013.
  • Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks remained relatively level with only a half-percent increase from figures of 3,944 in 2012 and increasing to 3,964 in 2013. Of the fatalities in 2013
  • 71% were occupants of other vehicles,
  • 17% were occupants of large trucks, and
  • 11% were nonoccupants.

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