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Crashes with tractor-trailers often result in severe injuries

In late January, a woman died after a tractor-trailer crossed the center line of Interstate 90 in Rapid City and collided with her SUV. The Associated Press did not include many additional details in its news article about the crash, but noted that the truck driver may be charged in relation to the incident.

Unfortunately, deaths and serious injuries are common results of crashes between tractor-trailers and passenger vehicles. Over 4,400 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2016, and the occupants of passenger vehicles account for eight out of every 10 people killed in crashes involving large trucks, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

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