Woman Injured in Tractor-Trailer Collision in Massachusetts
ATTLEBORO, MA. – According to an online news report from necn.com, a woman was injured in a tractor-trailer collision in Attleboro, Massachusetts.*
A tractor-trailer and a 2005 Mercury Mountaineer somehow collided on Interstate 95 North in Attleboro. The driver of the Mercury, a 29-year-old woman from Brockton, Massachusetts, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital in Rhode Island for treatment. The driver of the tractor-trailer, a man from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was not injured.
The cause of the crash has not been determined at this time. Police are investigating and have not released additional information.
According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 34,000 fatal vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2016. These accidents resulted in the deaths of more than 37,000 people. The fatalities averaged 11.6 per 100,000 people and 1.16 per every 100 million miles traveled in the United States.
On a state level, the fatality rates ranged from 4.0 per every 100,000 people in the District of Columbia to 23.1 per every 100,000 people in Mississippi. The rates also ranged from 0.66 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled in Minnesota and Rhode Island, to 1.88 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled in South Carolina.
Massachusetts’s 2016 fatality rates, according to the IIHS data, were well below the national ranges. The state’s individual data shows 5.7 deaths in 2016 per every 100,000 people and 0.66 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled.
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