Dog Ignites Chain-Reaction Truck Crash Near Albuquerque

A man driving a passenger vehicle stopped on Interstate 40 near Albuquerque, N.M., on Sunday, Feb. 26, in hopes of helping a dog that had run onto the freeway in traffic. Another motorist slammed her brakes to avoid the man, and a tractor trailer hauling 36,000 pounds of meat slammed into her vehicle, according to FireHouse.com. The semi was immediately engulfed in flames, although the truck driver escaped unharmed.

TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: The United States Department of Transportation estimates that over 500,000 truck accidents occur every year.

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