Truck Driver Dies After Suffering Third-Degree Burns

On September 5th, a truck hauling a tanker trailer full of hot tar engaged in a single vehicle accident in Thompson, ND that led to one man’s death. According to Inforum, 21-year-old Bradley Jackson had been driving a 2011 Peterbilt truck east on Grand Forks County Road 7 when he unexpectedly swerved to the right. As a result of the sudden movement, the truck flipped onto its side and the hot tar began pouring out into a ditch and in the roadway. Nearly 6,000 gallons of tar spilled out.

Unfortunately, the tar began flowing into the cab where Jackson was and the news outlet stated that he suffered third-degree burns on 95% of his body. Medics transported the trucker to Altru Hospital but he was later airlifted to Minneapolis for treatment at the Hennepin County Burn Center. Sadly, Jackson succumbed to his injuries and passed away on Sunday, September 9th.


Third-Degree Burns in Collision