A passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer truck collided in Philipstown, N.Y. on Thursday, Feb. 2, spilling more than 100 gallons of fuel onto Route 9 and leaving the driver of the car hospitalized. According to lohud.com, the car was traveling southbound on Route 9 and crossed the double-yellow line when it struck the northbound tractor-trailer. The driver of the truck was uninjured, according to the report. Cleanup crews spent several hours cleaning the highway before it reopened.
TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to TruckingInfo.net, injuries sustained in a motor vehicle or truck accident may not present for months, even years, following an accident. Medical research indicates that the delay of injury symptoms is the norm; approximately 75% of accident victims remain symptomatic for a minimum of six months after an accident.
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