Truck Crash Blocks Interstate 4 in Osceola County, Florida (FL)
OSCEOLA COUNTY, FL- Clickorlando.com writes that three trucks were involved in a crash this week on Interstate 4 in Osceola County, The incident took place on the stretch of the interstate that runs between World Drive and State Road 429.*
Reports did not indicate whether the wreck led to injuries.
In 2019, the number of people killed in large truck crashes increased throughout the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) writes that early estimates suggest a one percent rise in deadly large truck crashes last year as compared to 2018.
While more people are losing their lives in large truck collisions, other types of traffic deaths dropped, and the overall number of people killed in crashes declined by 1.2 percent. Although traffic fatalities are down, the number of miles traveled are increasing. If the early projections are accurate, the crash rate per 100 million miles reached its second-lowest point since the NHTSA began compiling such data.
The numbers in most categories and the majority of locations may be trending in the right direction, but that is not true for trucks, and it is also not true for the southeast.
The NHTSA divides the nation into ten regions. The southeast, which consists of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee, was the only region that experienced an increase in deadly car crashes in 2019. While traffic deaths climbed two percent in the southeast, all the other nine regions saw a drop in such tragedies.
Though overall deaths are down in recent years, they are still far too high, and tens of thousands of lives are still lost each year in preventable tragedies. Higher speed limits, drunk drivers, and distracted motorists are continuing to create potentially deadly risks for road users.
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