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This News Blog Provides Recent Truck Accident News Reports Worldwide. Updated frequently to bring you the latest news from local sources.

Leading Causes Of Accidents:

Distracted Drivers, Rear End Collisions, Left Turn Violations, Running Red Lights and Stop Signs, Failure to Yield, Big Truck Roll-Overs and Unsafe Lane Changes.

Most all of these accidents have one thing in common,

One or more drivers violated One Safe Driving Rule; "Failure to Look Ahead as Far as You Can See When Driving" or "Failure To Pay Attention To The Road".

Don't become a statistic by following their example. Use this simple safe driving tip that professional drivers know and trust. This is THE MOST IMPORTANT SAFE DRIVING RULE FOR DRIVERS. When this rule is violated, disastorous consequences may result. You'll see many of these unfortunate drivers as you look through the Crash Reports. This truck accident news blog is part of the Truckers News Feed Published by FasterTruck.com

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[3/29/2015|4:45]..Truck slams into guard rail on Morgan County bridge
[Sunday] SOMERVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– One person was injured in an accident between a truck pulling a flatbed trailer and an 18-wheeler on Saturday.       It happened on Highway 36 between Hartselle and Somerville near the intersection with Hobb Ward Road around 4:30 PM. Troopers on the scene said the 18-wheeler struck the trailer and […]

[3/29/2015|1:11]. Minivan-truck crash near Henderson leaves overturned boat - Las Vegas Review-Journal
[Sunday] Minivan-truck crash close to Henderson leaves overturned boat New York Recorder

[3/28/2015|20:32]..TRAFFIC ALERT| 18-Wheeler accident on I20
[Saturday] An accident involving two 18-wheeler trucks in the eastbound lane is backing up traffic on I20 near the Grovetown exit.

[3/28/2015|20:30]..VIDEO: Semi fire closes PHX Loop 202 for hours
[Saturday] The Loop 202 near 24th Street in Central Phoenix has reopened after an earlier tractor trailer fire.

[3/28/2015|18:42]..No injuries in accident involving fire truck
[Saturday] Rochester, N.Y. - No one was injured in an accident involving a Rochester Fire Department truck early Saturday morning. Engine 5 of the Rochester Fire Department was responding to a stove fire on South Plymouth Avenue when slippery roads caused the engine to crash into the front steps of 35 Danforth St. ...

[3/28/2015|17:4]. No injuries in truck accident that spilled brick - LaSalle News Tribune
[Saturday] No injuries in truck accident that spilled brick
LaSalle News Tribune
Friday evening, Princeton emergency responders and state police responded to a rollover accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 just east of the Route 26 Princeton exit. The crash involved a truck pulling a trailer carrying a load of bricks ...

[3/28/2015|16:31]..Texas Truck in Bridge Accident Did Not Have Proper Permit
[Saturday] ALADO, Texas (AP) - Regulators say a truck hauling an oversized load did not have the proper permit when the rig snagged an Interstate 35 bridge beam in a deadly Central Texas wreck. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles reported Friday that the tractor-trailer lacked the proper permit. Special permits are needed for oversized loads so DMV can provide drivers with safe routes. No citations were ...

[3/28/2015|5:27]..Truck accident causes M1 traffic delays
[Saturday] UPDATE: Truck accident causes major M1 traffic delays near Helensburgh.

[3/28/2015|4:45]..Update: I-39/90 open again; response teams allowing evacuated citizens to return to their homes
[Saturday] A crash between two semi-tractor trailers resulted in a chemical spill that shut down both lanes of Interstate 39-90 for more than 12 hours Friday and forced officials to issue a voluntary evacuation for some residents.

[3/28/2015|4:6]. Man ejected from truck in wreck, walks away - The News-Press
[Saturday] Man ejected from truck in wreck, walks away
The News-Press
The driver of a truck carrying construction signs was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital after the truck he lost control of the truck he was driving on Veterans Memorial Parkway. The crash occurred at around 7 p.m. Friday. The westbound lanes of ...

[3/28/2015|2:29]..With the Sweet 16 field now set for the…
[Saturday] SSZ SSZ. RARE EXPENSIVE CAR IS A TOTAL LOSS IN COLLISION BETWEEN TRUCK AND TRAIN IN PLAY COUNTY. TRUCK DRIVER CITED IN THE ACCIDENT IT WAS JUST BEFORE 9 THIS MORNING AT RAILROAD CROSSING ON GREEN RIDGE ROAD NEAR LAKE DRIVE. TRUCK STUCK ON THE TRACK. DRIVER ABLE TO GET IN AND OUT TIME AND CALLED 911. IF YOU NEED TO GET OUT OF THE TRUCK SIR. SIR GET OUT OF THE TRUCK. SIR GET OUT OF THE TRUCK. THE ...

[3/28/2015|1:3]. Truck that hit I-35 bridge was not licensed for 'over-height load' - Fort Worth Star Telegram
[Saturday] Bridge accident kills 1 after truck hits beam TheNewsTribune.com

[3/28/2015|0:37]. UPDATED: Two lanes open after I-5 truck crash near Siskiyou Summit - Mail Tribune
[Saturday] Semi Accident Causes Lengthy Delays For Northbound I-5 KDRV

[3/28/2015|0:5]. Semi in bridge crash not permitted for over-height load - WFAA
[Saturday] KCEN-TV


[3/27/2015|19:58]..One Killed by Falling Beams After 18-Wheeler Hits Texas Bridge
[Friday] One man was reported killed and three injured on March 26 after a tractor trailer truck hit the FM 2484 overpass bridge on Interstate 35 in Central Texas, causing beams to fall on the traffic below. The bridge near the town of Salado, … The article One Killed by Falling Beams After 18-Wheeler Hits Texas Bridge appeared first on Insurance Journal .

[3/27/2015|19:17]..Texas interstate reopens after deadly tractor-trailer wreck
[Friday] SALADO, Texas (AP) — Interstate 35 in Central Texas reopened Friday as engineers examined debris to determine what led an oversized tractor-trailer to slam into a bridge beam in a construction zone.

[3/27/2015|16:43]. Ruston crossing back open following train and 18-wheeler accident - Knoe.com
[Friday] No injuries reported in train, 18-wheeler accident in Ruston Monroe News Star

[3/27/2015|15:57]..Update: Voluntary evacuation announced after westbound I-39-90 crash in Janesville and chemical spill
[Friday] No injuries reported; major response underway with 15 chemicals involved.

[3/27/2015|14:36]. Overpass Involved in Deadly I35 Crash Hit Twice Before - KWTX
[Friday] KHOU


[3/27/2015|12:30]..Truck accident causes blocked lanes on I-91 In Hartford
[Friday] HARTFORD – The aftermath of a truck accident tied up the morning commute, Friday. Lanes were blocked on I-91 North near exit 32 A-B initially because of the accident and later for repairs to the median after the vehicle was cleared. The accident happened around 6:30 a.m. Traffic from Wethersfield into downtown Hartford was running […]

[3/27/2015|8:55]. Martinez tragedy: Gravel truck driver's employer devastated by accident - Oroville Mercury Register
[Friday] Martinez tragedy: Gravel truck driver's employer devastated by accident
Oroville Mercury Register
Greg's Trucking, based in San Mateo, was a subcontractor on the project, and officials with the state's Division of Occupational Health and Safety have identified the driver of the rig as Daryl Crockett, an independent contractor who owned the truck ...

[3/27/2015|8:16]..Frackville man ejected from truck in I-81 wreck
[Friday] Three people were injured when a garbage truck was involved in a crash on Interstate 81 south between the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Beltway and McAdoo exits. State police at Hazleton said the crash occurred when a garbage truck was merging onto I-81 from Route 424. A tractor-trailer traveling south struck the rear of the garbage truck, causing the middle passenger, whom state police ...

[3/27/2015|3:24]. Martinez tragedy: Gravel truck driver's employer devastated by accident - Contra Costa Times
[Friday] Martinez tragedy: Gravel truck driver's employer devastated by accident
Contra Costa Times
A Martinez police officer helps conduct an investigation in front of a car that was crushed when the trailer of a big rig tipped over killing a person on Shell Avenue in Martinez, Calif., on Monday, March 23, 2015. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News ...

[3/27/2015|3:20]..I-35 Bridge Height Questions After North Texan Killed In Accident
[Friday] All new questions surrounding the height of an Interstate-35 bridge and the deadly crash that happened when it collapsed, after being hit by an 18-wheeler. It appears TxDOT may not have followed its own recommendations.

[3/27/2015|2:13]..Highway 4 re-opens after logging truck accident
[Friday] Traffic is moving in both directions again on Highway 4 as officials have cleared debris from a logging truck accident east of Cathedral Grove.

[3/27/2015|0:23]. Deadly Crash Closes Interstate 35 in Central Texas - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
[Friday] Texas truck in bridge accident did not have proper permit Monitor

[3/26/2015|21:55]. Truck accident delays traffic on Turnpike north in Edison - NJ.com
[Thursday] Truck accident delays traffic on Turnpike north in Edison
NJ.com
511nj.org reported that the accident occurred south of exit 10. Just before 6 p.m., the accident was causing at least four-mile delays, stretching south into East Brunswick. Delays lingered even after the truck was towed away at about 5:20 p.m ...

[3/26/2015|21:47]..UPDATE: 1 dead, 3 Injured After Big Rig Crashes Into Bell Co. I-35 Bridge
[Thursday] 3:55 p.m. UPDATE: DPSofficials say they want to make it clear that this incident was not a bridge collapse. They say an 18-wheeler struck a support beam and two beams collapsed. Crews are working to clean everything up in the coming hours. ...

[3/26/2015|20:34]. 18-wheeler accident leaves 1 dead, 3 injured in Salado - The Baylor Lariat
[Thursday] 18-wheeler accident leaves 1 dead, 3 injured in Salado
The Baylor Lariat
18-wheeler accident leaves 1 dead, 3 injured in Salado. March 26. 15:30 2015. Print This Article Share it With Friends. Cars were forced to divert from Interstate 35 and onto Highway 95 resulting in congested traffic flow. Skye Duncan | Lariat Photo ...

[3/26/2015|18:15]. What took so long? SPD explains 9-hour semi crash cleanup - KVI-Radio
[Thursday] Overturned fish truck creates Highway 99 rush-hour debacle The Seattle Times

[3/26/2015|17:36]..Fiery Crash On Interstate 35 Kills One, Shuts Down Highway
[Thursday] Officers, firefighters and paramedics were en route late Thursday morning to reports of a fiery crash involving an 18-wheeler on Interstate 35 in Salado that apparently collapsed a bridge and shut down the highway in both directions.

[3/26/2015|16:41]. Major accident reported on I-35 in Salado - The Killeen Daily Herald
[Thursday] Salado Highway Crash KEYE TV

[3/26/2015|15:44]. Man 'glad to be alive' after crash involving semitruck - WPXI Pittsburgh
[Thursday] Man 'glad to be alive' after crash involving semitruck
WPXI Pittsburgh
“His glove box was in his back seat and his glasses were lodged in the windshield,” said Geisler's girlfriend Myranda Klawuhn. Geisler, who is the lead singer of the New Castle band Burn The Memory, has not been able to work since the crash on March 6.

[3/26/2015|2:11]. Truck wreck closes part of Interstate 74 near Urbana - Belleville News Democrat
[Thursday] Interstate 74 near Urbana open after truck wreck WREX-TV

[3/26/2015|1:53]. 1 Injured In Accident Involving Fire Truck, SUV In Olney - CBS Local
[Thursday] 1 Injured In Accident Involving Fire Truck, SUV In Olney
CBS Local
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Chopper 3 was over the scene of an accident involving a fire truck and a vehicle in Philadelphia's Olney neighborhood. Philadelphia Police say the accident happened at about 5:10 p.m. Wednesday at N. 3rd Street and W. Grange ...

[3/26/2015|1:25]. Police identify man killed in crash involving semitruck in Spanish Fork Canyon - KSL.com
[Thursday] UHP IDs victim in fatal US-6 crash in Spanish Fork Canyon fox13now.com

[3/25/2015|22:56]..18-wheeler overturns on I-10 on ramp in Moss Point
[Wednesday] Moss Point police are on the scene of an overturned 18-wheeler on Interstate 10. Police Chief Art McClung tells us the truck flipped on the exit 69 on ramp heading eastbound.

[3/25/2015|19:44]. Jury Awards $3.8 Million in Truck Wreck - Daily Report (registration)
[Wednesday] Jury Awards $3.8 Million in Truck Wreck
Daily Report (registration)
The accident wrecked Pace's truck, his livelihood and his physical health, said Pace's lead counsel, Atlanta attorney Terry Jackson. Last month, a federal jury awarded Pace $3.8 million in compensatory damages from the Alabama trucking company for ...

[3/25/2015|18:27]..18-wheeler flips after driver gets distracted by Chihuahua
[Wednesday] An 18-wheeler hauling Folgers coffee turned over in Lacombe after the driver got distracted by his Chihuahua.

[3/25/2015|16:11]. SR-99 reopens near Safeco Field 9 hours after semi truck crash - KVI-Radio
[Wednesday] SR-99 reopens near Safeco Field 9 hours after semi truck crash
KVI-Radio
The driver of the semi-truck, which was carrying a large load of salmon, was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, Seattle police said. Officers are now investigating to see if the driver violated any laws or should be ...

[3/25/2015|16:9]. Driver In Deadly 18-Wheeler Explosion In Tye Identified - Big Country Homepage
[Wednesday] Driver In Deadly 18-Wheeler Explosion In Tye Identified
Big Country Homepage
The driver in Wednesday's deadly 18-wheeler explosion in Tye has been identified. Tye Police have confirmed that ... The fiery wreck happened shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Interstate 20 and FM 707. A witness on scene said the ...

[3/25/2015|15:12]. Amish man dies after buggy-pickup truck accident - Greenville Daily News
[Wednesday] Amish man dies after buggy-pickup truck accident
Greenville Daily News
MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — An Amish man has died from his injuries after being involved in a buggy-pickup truck accident last Thursday. Andrew Miller, 27, of Montcalm Township, died Tuesday night at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. An Amish buggy and ...

[3/25/2015|14:58]. 18-wheeler explodes, fire battled on FM 707 at I-20 in Tye - KTXS
[Wednesday] Driver In Deadly 18-Wheeler Explosion In Tye Identified Big Country Homepage

[3/25/2015|14:37]..Wreck on Veterans Memorial Parkway injures 3 children
[Wednesday] Three children and an adult were seriously injured in a wreck involving a dump truck Wednesday morning. The children, all younger than seven, and an adult woman were all taken to DCH Regional Medical Center after the accident on Veterans Memorial Parkway, said Sgt. Brent Blankley, a Tuscaloosa police spokesman. Their injuries were considered serious, he said. The accident happened when the ...

[3/25/2015|11:53]. Truck hits school bus with 3 students on board - WYFF Greenville
[Wednesday] Truck hits school bus with 3 students on board
WYFF Greenville
A statement released by Greenville County School District representative Oby Lyles confirmed that a truck from the Pepsi-Cola plant on State Park Road hit the school bus. The accident was reported just after 6:15 a.m. at Crestwood Road near Highway 291 ...

[3/25/2015|8:7]..Man ejected from truck in I-81 wreck
[Wednesday] Three people were injured when a garbage truck was involved in a crash on Interstate 81 south between the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Beltway and McAdoo exits. State police at Hazleton said the crash happened when a garbage truck was merging onto

[3/25/2015|5:41]. I-81 crash tosses man from garbage truck, which then drags him, police say - Allentown Morning Call
[Wednesday] I-81 crash tosses man from garbage truck, which then drags him, police say
Allentown Morning Call
Lengyel and his second passenger, Christopher M. Brown, 33, of Shenandoah, suffered minor injuries in the accident. Both were taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton. Christian Collin, 40, of Prescott, Ontario, driver of the rear-ended truck, was not ...

[3/25/2015|1:46]. Martinez mother crushed by gravel truck in accident was pregnant - abc7news.com
[Wednesday] SFGate


[3/24/2015|22:34]. NB I-25 reopens at 6th Avenue after semi truck crash - The Denver Channel
[Tuesday] NB I-25 reopens at 6th Avenue after semi truck crash
The Denver Channel
DENVER - One lane of northbound I-25 has reopened after a crash closed the interstate at Sixth Avenue. Denver Police said the crash involved a semi-truck, but did not release any other information. This is the third crash this morning that has involved ...

[3/24/2015|16:42]. WB I-70 opens after semi-truck crash - 9NEWS.com
[Tuesday] 3 injured, 1 critically in crash that closed I-70 at Airport Blvd. almost 3 ... Aurora Sentinel

[3/24/2015|13:6]. Northbound I-55 in Ste. Genevieve County closed after semi-truck - KMOV.com - KMOV.com
[Tuesday] Northbound I-55 in Ste. Genevieve County closed after semi-truck - KMOV.com
KMOV.com
... of Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve County were closed after a semi-truck crashed and caught fire Tuesday morning. ... The driver of the truck that was carrying ammunition was transported to the hospital following the accident, authorities said. The ...

[3/24/2015|7:32]..Truck, car collide in fatal wreck near Lake Maloney (UPDATED)
[Tuesday] A woman was killed Wednesday night in a violent collision on U.S. Highway 83 on the east side of Lake Maloney. Celestina “Tina” Mohr, 61, of North Platte died soon after she was taken to Great Plains Health medical center, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said.

[3/23/2015|14:6]..Ramp from I-20 westbound to I-59 South re-closes
[Monday] Officials have re-closed the ramp from I-20 westbound to I-59 southbound in Birmingham as crews work to clear the scene where an 18-wheeler overturned on Monday morning. 

[3/22/2015|5:22]..Wisner Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash Involving 18-Wheeler
[Sunday] A Wisner man lost his life on Wednesday after the vehicle he was driving was struck by an 18-wheeler.

[3/22/2015|2:46]. Overturned 18-wheeler stalls traffic on I-10 for hours - KHOU
[Sunday] Overturned 18-wheeler stalls traffic on I-10 for hours
KHOU
KATY -- An overturned 18-wheeler stalled traffic on I-10 at Pederson Road for hours Saturday. The truck crashed over the ... All main lanes of both directions at I-10 and Pederson Road have been shut down due to an overturned 18-wheeler. (Photo: TranStar).

[3/21/2015|0:12]. Hastings And Hastings Announces Record Demand For 18-Wheeler Accident ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
[Saturday] Hastings And Hastings Announces Record Demand For 18-Wheeler Accident ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
Hastings and Hastings, an Arizona law firm that focuses on personal injury legal matters announces record demand for 18-wheeler accident injury legal representation request in 2015. The firm addresses all aspects of personal injury law and has helped ...

[3/20/2015|7:46]..Police: Speeding caused fiery accident near Betsy Ross Bridge
[Friday] Speeding and inattentive driving caused a flaming truck accident near the Betsy Ross Bridge last month that caused about $1 million in damage and closed a busy highway ramp for several days, police said.

[3/19/2015|23:58]..Kangaroo Valley truck crash - driver missing: video
[Thursday] A semi trailer truck crashed over the edge of Barrengarry Mountain near Kangaroo Valley and caught on fire early on Friday. The driver is unaccounted for, and emergency services are still at the site.

[3/18/2015|21:14]..Truck driver involved in fatal wreck had prior violations
[Wednesday] A truck driver whose detached trailer killed four people on a foggy stretch of highway Tuesday morning had prior maintenance violations and once had his truck pulled out of service by a state inspector, WPBF 25 News has learned. The truck driver, Roberto Pelaez Rodriguez, 23, of West Palm Beach, has not been cited yet pending the outcome of the investigation. MOBILE/TABLET USERS: Watch the ...

[3/17/2015|16:40]..Intersection reopened after Hampton fire truck involved in 3-vehicle wreck
[Tuesday] Emergency crews have reopened the intersection of Andrew Boulevard and Woodland Road after a mid-morning wreck involving a Hampton fire truck sent three people to the hospital.

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