A crash involving two tractor-trailors blocked two of the three northbound lanes of Interstate 77 in Charlotte Friday.
The Department of Transportation said that it managed to clear one lane for traffic to pass, but all northbound lanes initially had to be shut down.
Several other cars were involved in the crash also.
Some injuries were reported, however the severity of injuries is not yet known.
Studies from 2010 reveal that 3,675 people were killed and 80,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks. During that same year, 276,00 large trucks were involved in traffic crashes. Of the fatalities involving large trucks reported in 2010, 76 percent were occupants of other vehicles, 10 percent were non occupants, and 14 percent were occupants of the large trucks.
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