Semi-truck Collision with Passenger Car Leaves Two Injured Near Oglesby
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 9-Dec-2011
wo people were injured Thursday morning in an 18 wheeler truck collision with a Chevrolet HHR, on Highway 84 near Oglesby.
Although injuries were reportedly minor among those who were hurt in the 18 wheeler crash, a helicopter was flown to the scene of the collision before authorities cancelled it.
Fire Department crews from Gatesville, Texas and Oglesby arrived on the scene with rescue units.
Updates on the conditions of those injured in the truck wreck have not been released, nor has the identities of those involved in the semi-truck accident.
The accident occurred near FM 185 at U.S. Hwy 84, officials said. The truck accident is still under investigation.
Fatalities Tied to Truck Accidents Rose 8.7 Percent in 2010, Department of Transportation Says
Although overall passenger vehicle accidents and fatalities have declined, deaths related to truck accidents are on the rise, according to reports recently released by the Department of Transportation. In contrast with deaths caused by truck accidents in 2009, fatalities reported in 2010 rose by 9 percent, the Department said.
In fact, data released shows that a staggering 2,790 people were killed in accidents involving trucks last year, highlighting the dangers associated with sharing the roadways with the oversized vehicles. While deaths associated with truck accidents are on the rise, injuries continue to increase as well, data collected by DOT shows. As many as 19,000 people were injured in large truck crashes, last year, provoking concern amongst the American Trucking Association.
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