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Teenage Girl Seriously Injured In Cement Truck Accident

Jennifer Jussell5 months ago

According to the Herald Extra, 16-year-old girl was seriously injured in a three-car collision involving a cement truck in Eagle Mountain, Utah on Wednesday. 

About the Eagle Mountain Trucking Accident

Sgt. Spencer Cannon of the Utah County Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred around 12:30 PM, at the intersection of Ranches Parkway and Pony Express Parkway. 

The teenage girl was riding as a passenger in a pickup truck when the truck's driver ran a red light and collided with a cement-mixing truck. A minivan was also involved in the crash, although details are still unclear. 

The girl injured is the daughter of a Utah County Sheriff's Office deputy. The extent of her injuries are still unknown, but they were severe enough that she had to be flown via Life Flight to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray to be treated.

No details as to the conditions of the other people involved in the accident have been released as of yet. 

Trucking Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,964 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks in 2013, marking a slight increase from the 3,944 deaths reported in 2012.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents in 2013:
    • 697 were occupants of large trucks
    • 2,857 were occupants of other vehicles
    • 390 were listed as other or as unknown (pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.)
  • An additional 95,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2013.


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