Minor Injuries Reported After Fiery Three-Vehicle Wreck in Alabama
BLOUNT COUNTY, AL. – According to an online news story from wbrc.com, only minor injuries resulted from a fiery three-vehicle wreck December 26 in Blount County, Alabama. The cause of the crash has not been reported.*
The crash occurred on the afternoon of December 26 on Interstate 65 in Blount County. A car, a pickup truck, and a tanker truck somehow collided on the interstate near mile marker 287. After impact, the tanker truck caught on fire. Minor injuries were reported, but no information was provided about how many people were injured or whether the victims were transported anywhere for treatment.
It is not yet clear how the accident occurred, and no one involved has been identified at this time. Alabama State Troopers closed down both directions of I-65 while crews investigated and cleared the scene. The investigation is ongoing.
According to an article from the National Fire Protection Association, between 2003 and 2007, fire departments throughout the United States responded to almost 290,000 vehicle fires each year. These fires caused annual averages of 480 deaths, 1,525 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage. On average, 31 highway vehicle fires were reported every hour during this time period.
Ninety-three percent of reported vehicle fires and 92 percent of vehicle fire fatalities involve highway vehicles, such as cars, trucks, buses, RVs, and motorcycles. Highway vehicle fires accounted for 17 percent of reported fires nationally from 2003 to 2007, 12 percent of fire deaths, 8 percent of civilian fire injuries, and 9 percent of property damage from reported fires.
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