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Massive I-10 Crash Throws Three People Off Bridge

A serious accident over the Bonnet Carre Spillway led to the ejection of three people from two vehicles over the side of the bridge. The accident occurred when an 18-wheeler traveling westbound over the bridge hit a tow truck that was loading an SUV onto the back. All three vehicles caught fire. The driver and passenger of the 18-wheeler as well as the driver of the SUV were thrown into the spillway. Fire crews managed to rescue the three, who were hospitalized with moderate injuries. The accident led to a spill of diesel fuel and other products from the 18-wheeler. Traffic was halted for more than seven hours as cleanup crews dealt with the accident. Truck Accident Statistics According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in 2015, there were 4,311 fatal truck and bus accidents. This number increased by 8 percent from the prior year. Since 2009, this…
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