Tractor Trailer Accident Injures 5, Spill Diesel Fuel in Florida

A passenger car and a tractor trailer hauling diesel fuel crashed in the early morning hours on Friday, Feb. 17, injuring five people and spilling more than 100 gallons of diesel fuel onto Coral Way in Westchester, Florida. According to CBS Miami, five people in the passenger car were rushed to a nearby medical facility, and two of the passengers were listed in critical condition. According to the report, police said the vehicles may have been driving at a high rate of speed at the time of accident.

TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to TruckInfo.net, California ranks No. 1 among states for truck accidents. Texas, Florida, Georgia and Pennsylvania round out the top five.

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