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One Person Killed in Gainesville Dump Truck Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

One person was killed in an accident with a dump truck that happened in Gainesville.

Details about the Fatal Dump Truck Accident

Fox 5 DC News is reporting that police in Prince William County have stated that the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a serious accident with a dump truck in Gainesville has died on Wednesday.

According to Prince William County Police, when officers were called and arrived at the scene of the accident, they found that the sedan was completely engulfed in flames, which had to be put out by firefighters. The driver that was inside the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The driver of the dump truck also suffered minor injuries. An investigation into the cause and circumstances of the accident remains ongoing at this time. Police have stated that all lanes on Lee Highway and Lake Manassas Drive have since reopened.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths every year in the United States of people involved in motor vehicle accidents:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 32,675 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
  • During the same year, there were a total of 29,989 fatal accidents in the United States.
  • There were 219 fewer fatalities in 2014 than there were in 2013.


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