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One Dead in Fatal Minnesota Trucking Accident

Destiny Baker3 years ago

One person is dead following a collision between two tractor-trailers along a Clay County interstate early Wednesday morning.

About the Fatal Trucking Accident

According to KSTP, the two semis were traveling eastbound along Interstate 94 when the collision occurred.

At about 4 am, the first semi attempted to pass the second near Highway 34. The second semi lost control, crashing into the first one.

The first semi was forced off the off the road and into the median, where it collided with a guardrail and a bridge pillar. The driver was pronounced dead.

According to police reports, the roads were icy at the time of the collision. The driver of the second tractor-trailer was not injured in the incident.

Trucking Accident Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported a 4 percent increase in the number of trucking accident fatalities recorded in 2012.

The agency recorded a total of 3,921 trucking accident fatalities for the year – up from 3,781 recorded in 2011 – and 104,000 injuries.

Of those killed in trucking accidents in 2012:

  • 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles.
  • 18 percent were occupants of the large trucks.
  • 10 percent were non-occupants (i.e. pedestrians and pedalcyclists).

NHTSA was able to determine that trucking accidents were most likely to occur on weekdays during the daytime hours, between 6:00 am and 5:59 pm.

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