One unidentified person was killed after a deadly collision involving a semi-truck in Otay Mesa on early Wednesday morning, October 20.
The accident happened at approximately 8:16 a.m. in the area of Otay Mesa Road and Harvest Road.
A white sedan and a big rig with two trailers were involved in the collision. The circumstances leading up to the crash have not been established.
One person was killed as a result of the collision. No other injuries were reported. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed.
Information about the accident is limited at the moment. Local authorities are further investigating the cause of the collision.
Fatal Semi-Truck Accident Statistics
Although newer and faster modes of transportation are being discovered daily, the trucking business in the United States is continually rising. Unfortunately, truck-related incidents are also prevalent across the country.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), the fatality rate of big rig trucks has increased by 30 percent since 2009. There were 4,102 traffic fatalities involving a big rig in 2017 alone.
In 2019, a total of 4,119 individuals were killed in semi-truck accidents. Sixteen percent of these fatalities involved truck occupants, 67 percent involved automobile and other passenger vehicle occupants, and 15 percent involved pedestrians, bikers, or motorcyclists.
According to statistics, the leading cause of the majority of these car accidents is human error. Distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, adverse weather, wrong-way driving, and refusal to obey traffic regulations are all examples of dangerous driving behaviors.
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