Updated on: 11/7/2019
The first crash involved an overturned tanker that spilled around 8 a.m. The vapor cloud was determined by officials to be non-toxic and did not pose a threat to those who breathed it in.
The second semi truck accident happened about two miles away from the first, where a jackknifed semi-truck blocked all lanes. There were extensive backups at both accident sites this morning. There is no indication of injuries in either of these accidents or cause.
Semi Truck Accident & Trucking Collision Statistics
There are over 500,000 truck accidents in the United States every year. A high number of these truck accidents result in fatalities. Approximately 5,000 die in truck accidents annually. The majority of fatal truck accidents occur in rural areas, on a weekday, and in the daytime. Large trucks are more likely to be involved in an accident that results in death than a passenger vehicle.
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