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Fiery Tanker Truck Crash Injures Two

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Amanda Tejuca11 months ago

A violent car crash left two people injured in downtown Los Angeles early Monday morning.

About the Violent Car Crash

According to ABC 7, the crash involved a tanker truck carrying chemicals and a gray Honda.

The man driving the Honda was traveling in the wrong direction when he lost control of the car and struck the tanker truck, causing it to burst into flames. The driver of the Honda was transported to the hospital with severe injuries and the truck driver was in fair condition.

According to reports, the truck was full of carbon dioxide but authorities did not deem it a hazmat situation.

Trucking Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,964 people were killed in auto accidents involving large trucks in 2013 – up from the 3,944 deaths reported in 2012.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents in 2013:
  • An additional 95,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2013.

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