A truck accident on the New Jersey Turnpike on September 11 claimed the life of one driver and delayed traffic for hours, according to Philly.com. New Jersey State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman told reporters that a box truck in the center lane rear ended a tractor-trailer on the turnpike. The box truck burst into flames, and driver Phillip Frey, 33, was unable to escape in time and died in the fire.
Investigators are not sure what caused the box truck to collide with the tractor trailer at such high speeds, and the accident remains under investigation.
When two large trucks like this collide, the potential for death and injury is enormous. There are approximately 15.5 million trucks in the United States, and according to the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), 13 percent of them are large rig commercial trucks. Approximately 98 percent of accidents involving these large trucks result in one fatality or more. Nearly 130,000 Americans are injured annually in truck accidents.
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