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Man Dies in Cement Truck Crash

Phylicia Taylor2 years ago

The Houston Chronicle reports a man was killed in Fort Bend County after the cement truck he was a travling in overturned.

About the Accident

According to Bob Haenel, spokesman for the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, at 5 a.m on August 22, 2014 a loaded cement truck overturned, causing the death of one man and the injury of another.

The incident occurred on Crabb River Road near U.S. 59. The injured occupant was taken to Memorial Hermann-Sugar Land Hospital – his condition was not released.

Investigators have not yet determined what caused the cement truck to crash. Traffic was diverted as deputies reviewed the scene.

About Large Truck Accidents

  • According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,921 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks in 2012.
  • This marks a 4 percent increase from the 3,781 deaths recorded in 2011.
  • Of the 2012 fatalities:
    • 697 were occupants of large trucks
    • 2,843 were occupants of other vehicles
    • 381 were none occupants including pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Another 104,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2012.

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