Another Trucking Tragedy

trucking tragedyOn Tuesday, June 28th a trucking tragedy changed the lives of 34-year-old Aaron Hon Wing Ng and 45-year-old Wei Xiong Li forever. Inconvenience turned to tragedy after a minor car wreck in California became a catastrophe. They were on the side of the highway when a truck slammed into their minivan from behind, sending it off the road and down an embankment, where it quickly caught fire. The husbands were able to get out of the vehicle but the back doors were jammed making it impossible to reach the back passengers. They were held back watching while their wives and four children burned.

Although the story does not specify the reason for the accident, this is just another example of a trucking tragedy. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, a total of 3,660 people died in large truck crashes. Sixteen percent of these deaths were truck occupants, 68 percent were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 15 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists.

More details on this story from WSPA can be found here.