Tractor-Trailer Overturns In Oklahoma And Ends With Collision.

According to the American Trucking Association, large trucks and trailers moved over nine billion tons of freight across the United States annually. Because of the size and weight of tractor-trailers, they are likely to cause serious injuries to drivers of cars and other automobiles involved in an accident. Trucks are harder to control because they have a longer stopping distance than those of cars. Every sixteen minutes, a person is killed or severely injured in an accident involving a massive truck.

Such a collision occurred on U.S. Highway 412 in Oklahoma at about 4:15 a.m. in March 2015. Milton Squires was driving a 2013 Volvo tractor-trailer when he became distracted. He then went off the road and struck an international box truck that was parked on the shoulder of the road.

The tractor-trailer continued to slide sideways before ultimately striking a ditch and began to overturn. Squires was unable to get out of his truck. He was stuck inside for almost two hours before being rescued.

Squires was later air-lifted to the Saint John Hospital and was admitted for multiple injuries, but was in stable condition. The other driver was treated and released for head injuries.

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