Dog Ignites Chain-Reaction Truck Crash Near Albuquerque

A man driving a passenger vehicle stopped on Interstate 40 near Albuquerque, N.M., on Sunday, Feb. 26, in hopes of helping a dog that had run onto the freeway in traffic. Another motorist slammed her brakes to avoid the man, and a tractor trailer hauling 36,000 pounds of meat slammed into her vehicle, according to The semi was immediately engulfed in flames, although the truck driver escaped unharmed.

TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: The United States Department of Transportation estimates that over 500,000 truck accidents occur every year.

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