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One Severely Injured in Florida Turnpike Crash


May 04, 2020

OSCEOLA COUNTY, FL- The orlandosentinel.com writes that a crash took place this week on the Florida Turnpike that sent one individual to the hospital. The incident occurred in the early morning in Osceola County in the northbound lanes close to the Yeehaw Junction.*

The accident involved two tractor-trailers. One of the trucks rolled over, and the other jackknifed. One of the drivers suffered injuries and was transported to the Osceola Regional Hospital for treatment. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening. The Florida Highway Patrol had to close down all lanes for several hours while they worked to clear the scene. One of the trucks had leaked fuel onto the roadway. 

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), large truck crashes killed 4,136 people in 2018. While thousands of people die in crashes involving these massive vehicles, the victims are not often the people in the trucks. A breakdown of large truck accident deaths indicates that 67 percent of those killed are people in passenger vehicles. Another fifteen percent of the victims are motorcyclists, pedestrians, or cyclists. The remaining sixteen percent are occupants of the trucks themselves. In incidents that involve a large truck and a passenger car or other passenger vehicle, the victims were in the passenger vehicle 96 percent of the time. 

When large truck occupants die in collisions, the crashes are often those that involve more than one large truck. The IIHS states that 62 percent of truck victims involved in multiple-vehicle crashes were killed in an incident that involved another truck. Rollover crashes led to 45 percent of large occupant fatalities, which is a higher percentage than seen in deadly SUV and pickup truck occupant crashes. 

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Sources:

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/transportation/os-ne-osceola-floridas-turnpike-truck-crash-shuts-down-north-traffic-20200430-qnxzil6kmfaile7qm4vzlkivsy-story.html

https://www.iihs.org/topics/fatality-statistics/detail/large-trucks

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