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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.

Here are some of the leading causes of accidents:

Distracted Drivers, Rear End Truck Collisions, Left Turn Violations, Running Red Lights and Stop Signs, Drunk Drivers, 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 NUMBER ONE SAFE DRIVING RULE FOR TRUCKERS. 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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[11/26/2014|20:29]..Truck accident expected to delay traffic for hours on I-75 in Saginaw County
[Wednesday] Traffic is expected to be delayed as crews clean up a scene where a semitrailer overturned on Interstate 75 near I-675.

[11/26/2014|18:38]..Accident shuts down road in Wake Forest
[Wednesday] Power crews are repairing a utility pole on Durham Road in Wake Forest after a truck veered off the road and hit the pole Wednesday.

[11/26/2014|16:44]..Fiery Crash On I-35 Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Injured
[Wednesday] A fiery crash on Interstate 35 involving two 18-wheelers and another vehicle left one person dead and four others injured.

[11/26/2014|14:29]..Accident Shuts Down Highway 289 in Southern Grayson County
[Wednesday] GUNTER, TX -- Emergency crews are working an accident in southern Grayson County. According to Grayson County's Office of Emergency Management, an accident early Wednesday morning involved a semi and a concrete truck near Gunter.

[11/26/2014|12:44]..Fife semi crash spills dog food on I-5
[Wednesday] Crews spent hours cleaning up northbound Interstate 5 in Fife after a semi-truck rolled over and spilled thousands of pounds of dog food all over the road. The crash occurred south of 7oth Street about midnight .  The two right lanes were blocked for cleanup and removal of the truck until about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. The trailer lost the majority of its load, leaving large bags of dog food all ...

[11/26/2014|12:6]..18-Wheeler Crash Spills Fuel On LBJ Freeway
[Wednesday] Officials in Dallas had to shut down all but one lane of the westbound LBJ Freeway on Wednesday morning after an 18-wheeler crash.

[11/26/2014|10:3]..Driver charged over Sydney multi-car crash
[Wednesday] A truck driver has been charged over a multi-car accident in Sydney in October that left six people injured, including two off-duty police officers.

[11/26/2014|1:58]..Defending the First Amendment since 1911 | The independent student newspaper of Texas State University
[Wednesday] San Marcos Fire Department contains different hot spots after initial fire from an 18-wheeler.

[11/26/2014|1:7]..Tow-truck driver gets prison for bribery
[Wednesday] A tow truck driver with a checkered history in the city's rough-and-tumble business of clearing wrecks was sentenced to a year and a half in federal prison Tuesday for bribing a city dispatcher to gain a leg up on his competition.

[11/26/2014|0:16]..NEW INFO: One person in hospital after vehicle, 18-wheeler collide
[Wednesday] WITN spoke to the Red Oak Fire Department on scene, which confirmed a vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler tractor trailer between Allen Road and Frog Level Road, just outside of the Greenville city limits in Pitt County.

[11/25/2014|21:39]..Driver jumps out of tanker truck just before it crashes, catches on fire
[Tuesday] Investigators are trying to figure out why a tanker truck driver took a route on a steep road in Boone County that ended in a dangerous wreck.

[11/25/2014|21:23]..I-70 eastbound near Bennett reopened after two-vehicle wreck
[Tuesday] A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 near Bennett closed the eastbound lanes of the highway on Tuesday afternoon before it reopened about two hours later.

[11/25/2014|21:4]..CAUGHT ON CAM: Funeral official loads body into pickup truck
[Tuesday] It appears insensitive -- "awful" and "unethical," as described by another funeral director. Yet, it may not even be illegal.

[11/25/2014|20:18]..$34 million truck accident settlement reinforces the need for higher insurance policy limits for commercial trucks
[Tuesday] I’ve written on this legal blog about the many reasons truck insurance policy limits should be raised. Currently, the minimum liability insurance commercial trucks and buses must carry is $750,000. That means if a person is seriously injured in a crash with a commercial truck carrying minimum liability insurance, the most he could receive for […]

[11/25/2014|18:23]..One Dead After Being Ejected From Truck In LeFlore County
[Tuesday] LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – A 25-year-old man is dead after being ejected from his truck in an accident that took place in LeFlore County on Nov. 24, authorities say. Blake Lomon of Pocola was found dead at the scene of an accident around 5 p.m. on Monday, according to an incident report from Oklahoma State […]

[11/25/2014|13:19]..PD: Pickup truck slams into 7-Eleven in Orlando
[Tuesday] A pickup truck crashed into a convenience store in Orlando, according to police.

[11/25/2014|7:12]..Truck crash blocks Highway 1-Highway 17 fishhook in Santa Cruz
[Tuesday] All northbound lanes of Highway 17 at the Highway 1 fishhook in Santa Cruz were blocked Monday night due to an accident involving a big-rig truck, the California Highway Patrol said.  Witnesses told CHP officers that the truck was traveling southbound when it "flew over the fishhook" bridge and landed on the northbound lanes at 8:08 p.m. Monday. The impact caused chunks of concrete to scatter ...

[11/24/2014|23:41]..Truckers pulled drivers out of 'war zone' after Highway 881 crash
[Monday] Police are praising a group of truck drivers who helped pull people from a fiery crash on a northern Alberta highway Saturday morning. Chris Clarke said. The crash happened when a logging truck collided with a tractor trailer heading the opposite direction on Highway 881, near Lac La Biche.

[11/24/2014|22:9]..2 transported to hospital after wreck on Katy Freeway
[Monday] Two people were transported to the hospital via LifeFlight after a car and 18-wheeler collided on I-10 eastbound near Pederson Road.

[11/24/2014|21:59]..Sanford man arrested in fatal hit-and-run crash from 2013
[Monday] Police have arrested a Sanford man in connection with a deadly hit and run on the Florida Turnpike.

[11/24/2014|19:35]..TRAFFIC ALERT: I-85 NB closed near MM 29 (between Tallassee and Tuskegee) due to overturned 18-wheeler
[Monday] Alabama State Troopers say the northbound lanes of Interstate 85 are closed at this hour near mile marker 29 while tow trucks work to remove an overturned 18-wheeler. That is between the Tallassee and Tuskegee exits. 

[11/24/2014|19:22]..Names released in fatal accident south of Hale Center
[Monday] The Department of Public of Transportation has released the name of a woman killed in a vehicle accident Nov. 20 just south of Hale Center.

[11/24/2014|17:49]..Man driving truck that struck 2 SPD units charged with DWI
[Monday] The man driving the pickup truck that struck 2 Shreveport police units on Interstate 49 last week has been arrested and charged with DWI.

[11/24/2014|14:45]..18-wheeler rolls over, dumps load on road
[Monday] A tractor trailer rolled over, forcing officials to close Route 309 in northern Lehigh County. The accident happened around 4 a.m. Monday near New Tripoli in Lynn Township. Route 309 was closed from Northwestern Lehigh High School up to Memorial Road for several hours. A tractor trailer rolled over and dumped its load of wire mesh, debris and a large amount of fuel onto the highway. According to ...

[11/24/2014|12:1]..18 wheeler rolls over on Rt 309
[Monday] police. eve tannery: Also new this morning.. we have video just into the newsroom from the Route 309 accident Rick mentioned in traffic. It happened this morning near New Tripoli.. Route 309 is closed from Northwestern Lehigh High School up to Memorial Road. You can see here that a tractor trailer rolled over.. and dumped its load.. There's no word on just how long Route 309 will be closed.. but ...

[11/23/2014|22:37]..Over 2000 Piglets Stranded In Car Wreck, Most Were Rescued
[Sunday] A semi truck carrying 2,054 small piglets overturned in Indianapolis. Locals called the Wayne Township Fire Department at about 6:30 p.m. to go out and rescue the baby pigs. Unfortunately for some 700 piglets, the call was too late — they were already killed. According to ABC7, many of them suffocated because they piglets were Over 2000 Piglets Stranded In Car Wreck, Most Were Rescued is an ...

[11/23/2014|3:59]..Three College Students Die in Arkansas Crash
[Sunday] According to the Arkansas State Police, a car carrying the six students was entering I-30 at the 9-mile marker from the south shoulder after changing a flat tire and were struck in the rear by an oncoming 18-wheeler .

[11/22/2014|13:38]..1,300 piglets rescued after Indiana highway crash
[Saturday] Amy R. Connolly INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Some 2,000 piglets were were headed to market when their truck overturned on an Indianapolis highway; about 700 died in the crash and the rest were rescued.

[11/21/2014|20:32]..One dead following 18-wheeler crash in south Fort Worth
[Friday] Police suspect the wreck may have been prompted after the truck’s driver had a medical issue.

[11/21/2014|17:39]..1 dead after pickup rear-ends 18-wheeler in Hale County
[Friday] DPS officials say around 3:45 p.m. troopers were called out to a major crash on I-27 at mile marker 31 in Hale County.

[11/21/2014|12:0]..Tractor-trailer crashes into ditch off Highway 103
[Friday] RCMP are on the scene of a single-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler that went off the road early this morning on Highway 103. Sgt. Al LeBlanc said that road is closed for now between exits nine and ten, but adds there were no serious injuries. “The tractor-trailer had hit the Gold River Bridge. [There were] Read the Rest of the Entry

[11/21/2014|4:9]..Multi-vehicle crash injures one
[Friday] A 52-year-old man is in critical condition after a four-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 248 in southern Manitoba earlier today. RCMP report a southbound pickup truck entered the intersection and collided with an eastbound semi truck. The southbound pickup was then...

[11/20/2014|20:8]..Crash sends one to the hospital
[Thursday] Charles Bloomberg, 44, was extracted from a Nissan pickup truck Thursday and taken to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern.

[11/20/2014|19:2]..Highway 84 in Franklin County Reopens after 18-wheeler Crash
[Thursday] UPDATE: Highway 84 is now back open, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

[11/20/2014|15:17]..18-wheeler Catches on Fire in Franklin County Crash
[Thursday] FRANKLIN COUNTY, Miss. - State Troopers and a emergency crews are on the scene of an accident in Franklin County.The wreck involves an 18-wheeler accident and is on Highway 84 east of Meadville near Monroe Road.Troopers say no one was hurt, but diesel spilled and caught fire. The driver says his steering wheel locked-up and he hit a bridge railing.It may take several hours before that stretch of ...

[11/19/2014|14:10]..I-17 reopens after fiery crash leaves 1 dead
[Wednesday] A multiple vehicle accident closed northbound Interstate 17 at Bell Road for several hours Wednesday.

[11/19/2014|14:7]..I-17 reopened in N. Phoenix after fatal crash
[Wednesday] I-17 reopens in both directions at Bell Road   PHOENIX -- Interstate 17 has reopened in both directions at Bell Road, following an earlier crash, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.   A fatal crash occurred shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday on northbound I-17 near Bell Road. Initially, the interstate was closed in both directions. Southbound lanes were reopened to traffic at ...

[11/19/2014|5:45]..Tuggeranong truck accident causes major delays
[Wednesday] A truck accident has caused a traffic jam up to a kilometre long on Isabella Drive in Tuggeranong.

[11/14/2014|20:3]..One Person Killed in 18-Wheeler Wreck in Grimes County
[Friday] At least one person has died in a wreck involving an 18-wheeler in Grimes County.

[11/14/2014|17:30]..2 Galveston teens killed in garbage truck wreck
[Friday] GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Galveston police say two high school students have died after their vehicle went out of control and collided with a garbage truck.

[11/14/2014|15:42]..Fiery 18-Wheeler Crash Closes Interstate 35
[Friday] A fiery 18-wheeler crash Friday morning closed Interstate 35 in both directions.

[11/13/2014|23:12]..PHOTOS: Truck accident on the Oxley Highway
[Thursday] A truck accident has closed the Oxley Highway in both directions between Gunnedah and Tamworth.

[11/13/2014|23:3]..Man Injured in 18 Wheeler Accident on Highway 6
[Thursday] UPDATE: One lane in each direction of Highway 6 has been reopened.

[11/12/2014|21:53]..Traffic backed up on I-35 after morning 18-wheeler crash
[Wednesday] Traffic was backed up on the southbound side of I-35 for a time Wednesday morning after an 18-wheeler crash.

[11/11/2014|23:33]..Wreck involving city of Bells truck injures two
[Tuesday] BELLS — Two people were taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a two-vehicle wreck, which included a city of Bells truck, on U.S. Highway 82 near Bells.

[11/11/2014|15:20]..Semi-Truck Drives off Flyover
[Tuesday] A semi-truck driver is dead after a crash on northbound Highway 183 early Tuesday morning.

[11/11/2014|13:31]..VIDEO: Semi plows into squad cars on I-94 in Rogers, Minn.
[Tuesday] At around 10:20 p.m. Monday night, a Minnesota State Patrol squad car and a Rogers Police car stopped to help a semi that was jackknifed at I-94 and Hwy. 101 N in Rogers. While pulled over, a semi plowed into the squad cars and also into the tow truck.

[11/5/2014|23:1]..Names released of 5 people killed in Hope, Arkansas crash
[Wednesday] Arkansas State Police are investigating a wreck in Hope that left 5 people dead.

[11/5/2014|21:1]..5 dead in wreck involving 18-wheeler in Hope, Arkansas
[Wednesday] Arkansas State Police are investigating a wreck in Hope that left 5 people dead.

[11/5/2014|14:6]..Raw video: Wednesday morning crash with semi truck
[Wednesday] A car was pinned underneath the trailer of a semi truck.                

[10/31/2014|16:44]..I-35 South closed following big rig wreck in New Braunfels
[Friday] An 18-wheeler wreck in New Braunfels prompted the closure of the southbound lanes Interstate 35 Friday morning. According to a New Braunfels police spokesman, the wreck occurred just before 6 a.m. in the 3800 block of I-35. The 42-year-old driver was speeding, the spokesman said, which caused him to veer off the highway onto the grassy median. The driver struck a guardrail, destroying 225 feet ...

[10/31/2014|2:29]..Dangling 18-wheeler re-enforces Causeway's push for railing upgrades
[Friday] Causeway officials said the 18-wheeler crash Thursday was another serious example of why the bridge needs updating.

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