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Man Injured in Dump Truck Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

The driver of a dump truck was trapped inside the truck in an accident that happened on the highway.

Details about the Dump Truck Accident

CBS Local Miami is reporting that a truck driver was transported to the hospital via ambulance after an accident that happened along the highway in west Broward.

According to the authorities, the dump truck somehow lost control on US Highway 27 near mile marker 43 and went off the roadway. A video of the accident depicts the truck stuck in the mud on the side of the roadway.

The driver of the truck was then trapped inside the vehicle, and, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the man had to be air lifted to the hospital.

At this point, there are no further details about the extent of the injuries the man suffered in the accident.

Police are currently conducting an investigation into the circumstances of the accident that may have contributed to the loss of control that caused the truck to veer off the roadway.

Important Information about Dump Truck Accidents

Drump trucks are inovled in numerous wrongful death accidents every year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • There was a half percent increase in the number of large truck wrongful deaths in the United States from 2012-2013.
  • 95,000 people were injured in accidents involving large trucks in 2013.
  • 17 percent of the people who were killed in accidents involving large trucks were actually occupants of the truck at the time of the accident. 


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