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Four Trucks Involved in a Collision on Oregon Highway -2 Drivers Declared Dead

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Antarvir Kaur4 years ago

This winter has not been easy on most Americans. For the residents of states with mountain ranges, it has been especially dangerous.  A four-truck collision on Interstate 84 in Cabbage Hill, Oregon testifies to that fact.

The westbound lanes of the highway were closed for 19 hours after the accident this past Sunday.

Details of the Large Truck Accident

The collisions were reported at 7:30pm on Sunday night around Milepost 221 on Interstate 84.

The multi-truck accident began when one commercial truck driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed off the side road – the trailer remained on the road. Two other trucks then collided into the first trailer.

One of those drivers, age 51, was expelled from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Another driver, also 51, was found dead in his vehicle

A fourth truck then collided into the two trucks that had previously crashed; the driver suffered minor injuries

The Blue Mountain area is hazardous in the winter. The weather conditions that particular day added to the danger with reports of thick fog and icy roads.

In 2012, a bus accident along the same stretch of road left nine people dead and 38 injured.

Truck Accident Statistics

  • According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there were 317,000 large truck accidents recorded in 2012 which resulted in 3,921 deaths and 104,000 injuries.
  • Roughly 73 percent of those killed in trucking accidents were occupants of other vehicles and 10 percent were non-occupants such as bicyclists or pedestrians.
  • In 2011, Oregon recorded 1,020 total truck accidents that involved an injury, fatality or disabling damage to any vehicle.
  • Out of those accidents, 43 people died, 419 were injured, and 6 truck drivers died.


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