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FedEx Semi-Truck Crash Kills 3, Leaves 1 Injured

susan_harr5 years ago

An accident involving a FedEx semi-truck left three dead and one injured in Las Cruces, New Mexico this morning. The driver of the semi-truck and several others were fatal victims of the devastating accident on I-10, Las Cruces Sun-News is reporting. One other person, who is thought to be a child, was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Every year, thousands are killed in accidents involving semi-trucks and 18 wheelers. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) provides statistics on these accidents. 

Quick Statistics from IIHS

  • In 2009, 3,163 people died in crashes involving large trucks
  • 14% of these deaths were truck occupants, 70% were passenger vehicle occupants, and 14% were pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists
  • In fatal two-vehicle crashes involving a passenger vehicle and a large truck, 98% of the deaths were the occupants in the passenger vehicles
  • Large trucks were involved in 9% of all motor vehicle crash deaths and 20% of passenger vehicle occupant deaths in multiple-vehicle crashes

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