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Trucking Accidents

Posted On 07/01/19

What Are Tanker Truck Crashes?

In 2017, 4,889 tanker trucks and buses were involved in fatal traffic accidents. A tanker truck is smaller than a semi-truck, but can cause as much or more damage. A tanker truck is a large truck with a tank attached to it that carries liquefied materials, dry bulk goods, or cargo. Often these goods can be hazardous materials such as gasoline or ethanol, radioactive materials, diesel fuel, and household petroleum-based products. Accidents involving tanker trucks are unique because of the damage the potentially harmful chemicals stored in their tanks can cause if they spill during a crash. People can suffer catastrophic injuries or death. Sometimes others nearby can also suffer...


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