Emergency responders rushed to the scene of a crash that occurred on Monday afternoon between a CATS bus and a tractor-trailer.The crash happened at the intersection of West Tyvola Road and Tyvola Centre Drive at approximately 3:30 p.m.
According to a spokesperson for CATS, the bus was making a routine stop when they were hit by the tractor-trailor in the rear. The bus was hit so hard by the truck that it turned on its side. There were 11 people on the bus during the crash.Nine people were transported to area hospitals, including the bus driver, all with non-life threatening injuries.
Police shut down the inbound and outbound lanes of Tyvola Road for several hours while they investigated the crash.
Accidents in the U.S. involving large trucks killed 3,675 people and injured 80,000 in 2010. A startling 276,000 large trucks were involved in traffic crashes that year. Truck drivers transport mass quantities of goods and materials across the country and beyond. With the U.S. being one of the worlds most powerful economies, there is seemingly no end in sight for the need for heavy trucks to carry out the demands of trade and distribution. This reality, however, means that the every day driver shares the road with these mammoth vehicles. Although truck drivers are required to have certain skills beyond that of the normal driver, risks associated with large trucks remain present and the threat of accidents looms nevertheless.
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