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Speed a Factor in Fatal Vidor Trucking Accident

Destiny Baker2 years ago

Authorities have determined that speed was a contributing factor to a fatal trucking accident that left four people dead in Vidor, Texas last week.

Authorities Investigate Vidor Trucking Accident

According to KRIS-TV, the Texas Department of Public Safety has released a report in which it claims the driver of an 18-wheeler involved in the fatal crash failed to control their speed before colliding with another large truck, resulting in a five-vehicle pile-up on Interstate 10.

Four people were killed in the collision including 62-yeawr-old Glenda Blackwell, of Vidor, and her two children. The driver of a second vehicle who was also killed in the accident has been identified as Luis Alonso Rodriguez Camacho, of Mexico.

Authorities will continue their investigations into the fatal collision. So far, no charges have been filed.

U.S. Trucking Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • In 2012, 3,921 people were killed and another 104,000 people were injured as a result of collisions involving large trucks.
  • This marked an increase from 2011 when 3,781 people were killed and 88,000 were injured.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents in 2012:
    • 697 were occupants of large trucks
    • 2,843 were occupants of vehicles other than large trucks
    • 381 were non-occupants such as bicyclist and pedestrians

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