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A dump truck jumped the median
strip and crashed into a van in the opposite lane
|[Circumstances of Incident]
occurred when a dump truck carrying gravel to be used at a construction site
was on the way to the construction site. The dump truck jumped over the median
strip and run into a van in the opposite lane.
The driver was
a worker at a subcontracting company of the general contractor, and was
carrying gravel from a construction material company under the instructions of
a supervisor of the general contractor.
As it was
discovered during backfill work that not enough gravel had been brought to the
site in the morning, the worker drove a 2-ton truck alone to the gravel pit,
bought an additional one cubic meter of gravel and headed back to the construction
site in the rain.
on a national highway around 3:15 in the afternoon, the dump truck jumped over
the median strip and crashed into a van traveling in the opposite lane, and
both vehicles were overturned.
The worker driving the dump truck was killed in the accident, as was one
of the two workers of another company in the van. The other worker in the
van was severely injured.
The following can be
considered as the causes of this accident.
- After slipping on the
rainy road and hitting the median strip, the dump truck jumped into the
opposite lane through a break in the median strip.
- As only one day was
allocated to the worker driving the dump truck to complete the work, he was
driving the truck at a relatively high speed in an attempt to get back to the
construction site quickly to complete the assigned work as it began raining.
|[Type of business]
|[Type of accident]
|Traffic accident (road)
|[Number of victims]
and one injury (requiring an absence from work)