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18 Wheeler Accident Shuts Down Interstate I-35

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-35E southbound was shut down south of Zang Boulevard according to this Fox news story. The truck flipped over and spilled fuel on the road. Damage was also done to a guard rail in the far right lane. Traffic has been diverted off the interstate at Marsalis Avenue.

Over 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the United States, causing horrible injuries and death. In fact, there are over 5,000 deaths every year as a result of big rig accidents. Some of the common causes of 18-wheeler accidents include:

Driver fatigue
Debris on the road
Brake failure
Speeding and failure to pay attention to the rules of the road
Tire failure or separation
Driving under influence of drugs or alcohol
Unsecured cargo or shifting of freight
Unsafe driving
Blind spots