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Police Search for Trucker Responsible for Violent Crash

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

State Police in Louisiana are searching for the driver of a tractor-trailer that ran a car off of I-310, injuring both of the vehicle's occupants.

Trucker Runs Car of the Road

According to the St. Charles. Herald Guide, Louisiana authorities have designated the crash as a non-contact hit-and-run.

Reports indicate that the victims of the hit-and-run were traveling along I-310 last week when a semi merged into their lane, causing the driver of the Taurus to swerve to avoid the 18-wheeler.

The back tires of the Taurus hit the grass, and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The car flipped several times, leaving both the driver and the passenger with significant injuries including multiple broken bones.

Police believe the truck driver may not have known about the accident, but is at fault nonetheless.

Trucking Accident Statistics

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,921 people were killed and 104,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2012.
  • This marks an increase in fatalities and injuries from 2011 when there were 3,781 deaths and 88,000 injuries reported.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents:
    • 697 (18 percent) were occupants of large trucks.
    • 2,843 (73 percent) were occupants of passenger vehicles.
    • 381 (10 percent) were non-occupants including pedestrians and bicyclists.


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