A motorist was injured when a tractor trailer hauling mulch overturned in west Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, March 15. According to WCNC.com, the 18-wheeler flipped and spilled mulch across Billy Graham Parkway after it collided with an SUV at about 3 p.m. One of the drivers was freed from his vehicle by rescue crews and taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.
TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to TruckInjuries.com, a recent survey shows that a majority of fatal crashes involving tractor-trailer trucks include a truck pulling one trailer. The survey shows that trucks in 64% of fatal accidents were pulling one trailer. The survey also found that 32% of trucks involved in fatal truck accidents were single-unit trucks, and fewer than 4% were multi-trailer trucks.
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