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Street Sweeper Accident Kills One

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

One person was killed after they were trapped under a street sweeper on Friday.

Details about the Street Sweeper Accident

Multiple sources are reporting that a person who was trapped under a street sweeper on Friday in Hastings, has passed away, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Firefighters who responded to the scene of the accident indicated that the person was required to be extricated and would have been flown to Orange Park Medical Center to be treated for their injuries, but the Florida Highway Patrol later revealed that the accident was fatal.

The accident happened along State Road 207 and Morrison Road at about 10:20 a.m. State Road 207 was shut down for some time due to the investigation, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. At this time, it is not certain how the person became caught underneath the truck, but an investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.

Important Information about Accidents Involving Large Trucks

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

  • In 2013, there were a total of 3,964 people who were killed in accidents involving large trucks.
  • During the same year, about 71 percent of people who were killed were the occupants of other vehicles at the time of the accident.
  • Roughly 95,000 people were non-fatally injured in large truck accidents in 2013.


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