According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a total of 3,852 people died in accidents involving large trucks in 2015. Of those, sixteen percent were the drivers of the large trucks. Sixty-nine percent were occupants of smaller vehicles. The remaining fifteen percent were pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists. This number rose by 22% when compared to 2009. As Savannah Now reports, a Pembroke man has died as a result of a tractor-trailer accident.
Just after noon on Tuesday, July 25th, a tractor trailer collided with two Jeep Cherokees.
One of the Jeeps was stopped along U.S. 80 westbound, waiting to turn left onto Arlington Road. A second Jeep was behind that vehicle.
The driver of the tractor trailer failed to stop for the Jeeps, colliding into the Jeep driven by Nathan Wolfe, 47. Also inside that Jeep was Wolfe’s wife, Carlene, 53. A 16-year-old drove the second Jeep.
Nathan Wolfe died at the scene of the accident. Carlene Wolfe was airlifted to Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The teenager driving the second Jeep was transported to Memorial Hospital as well. His injuries were minor.
44-year-old Curtis Clifton, the driver of the tractor-trailer, was not injured.
Clifton may face charges pending the outcome of an investigation into the circumstances of the accident.
U.S. 80 was closed for three hours in both directions as a result of the accident.
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