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A woman was flown to a trauma center with potentially life-threatening injuries after her car rear-ended by a tractor trailer in Martin County early Wednesday morning, according to Sheriff’s deputies. The crash occurred at the intersection of Kanner Highway and Salerno Road about 9:50 a.m. The woman was flown to a trauma center in serious condition.

The woman was pinned to the tractor trailer and it took fire rescue crews about 40 minutes to extract her from the gold-colored vehicle, Bureau Chief Jon Belding said.

While not all accidents can be prevented, there are many things we can do as drivers that can help us avoid these dangerous accidents. For safety tips on avoiding tractor trailer accidents, see the following article:

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck related accident contact the Smith & Vanture firm.

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