A passenger car and a tractor trailer were involved in a two-vehicle crash in Westport, Conn., that closed Interstate 95 on Thursday, March 29. According to Patch.com, the driver of the car was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment. The fuel tank from the tractor trailer was partially ripped from the vehicle, but the report stated that no fuel was spilled.
TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Long Combination Vehicles (LCVs) are likely to be involved in a fatal truck accident at rates at least 11% higher than single tractor trailers.
(Photo credit: Chris Rueli / Patch.com)