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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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[2/28/2015|22:54]. Driver escapes serious injury in train-truck accident - Muncie Star Press
[Saturday] Driver escapes serious injury in train-truck accident
Muncie Star Press
MUNCIE -- The driver of a pickup truck escaped serious injury when his car collided with a moving locomotive at a south Muncie crossing Saturday afternoon. The accident, at the South Madison Street crossing southwest of Walnut Street and the southside ...

[2/28/2015|22:51]. Officials burn gas from deadly propane truck accident in Lamar County - FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com
[Saturday] Propane truck accident kills 1 in Lamar County Hattiesburg American

[2/28/2015|21:46]. Dash Cam Shows Semi Truck Narrowly Miss Ohio State Trooper, Driver - WRIC
[Saturday] Semi Narrowly Misses Ohio State Trooper, Driver in Dash Cam Video WWGP 1050 AM

[2/28/2015|20:1]..Video a reminder to move over
[Saturday]  

[2/28/2015|19:58]..Officials burn gas from deadly propane truck accident in Lamar County
[Saturday]  Lamar County emergency officials have started burning propane from a truck that overturned around 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.  

[2/28/2015|19:10]. Burnet police: Man dead after icy 18-wheeler crash - KVUE
[Saturday] Burnet police: Man dead after icy 18-wheeler crash
KVUE
Burnet police are investigating a fatal accident involving an 18-wheeler Saturday morning, according to the Burnet Police Department. Loading… Post to Facebook. Burnet police: Man dead after icy 18-wheeler crash Burnet police are investigating a fatal ...

[2/28/2015|18:26]..Little-known rookie driver Ray Black Jr. turning heads in Truck Series
[Saturday] With only seven previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts under his belt, rookie Ray Black Jr. was able to kick off the 2015 season in a big way last weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

[2/28/2015|17:34]..Semi Narrowly Misses Ohio State Trooper, Driver in Dash Cam Video
[Saturday] The Ohio State Highway Patrol released video Friday showing Trooper Stephen Zientek after he pulled over on I-475 to help a driver with a dead car battery, according to ABC affiliate WTVG in Toledo, Ohio. The video shows Zientek invite the driver, Mike Celusta, to his squad car to warm up before suddenly he yells at Celusta and they jump over the guardrail.

[2/28/2015|16:42]. Man dies in propane truck accident - WCSH-TV
[Saturday] Cornville man killed when propane truck hits frost heave, overturns Press Herald

[2/28/2015|16:41]..Semi Narrowly Misses State Trooper, Driver in Dash Cam Video
[Saturday] The driver credited the trooper with saving his life.

[2/28/2015|16:11]..Catalans Dragons 38-18 Warrington
[Saturday] Australian playmaker Todd Carney inspires Catalans Dragons to victory against Warrington Wolves

[2/28/2015|14:55]. Driver killed in fiery pickup truck crash in Willingboro - WPVI-TV
[Saturday] One person killed in overnight accident in Willingboro Burlington County Times

[2/28/2015|0:3]. Dump truck crash closes portion of Oak Street in Natick - MetroWest Daily News
[Saturday] Dump truck crash closes portion of Oak Street in Natick
MetroWest Daily News
NATICK — A portion of Oak Street is temporarily closed Friday after a 10-wheel dump truck knocked over a telephone pole. Police closed Oak Street from Pine Street to Rathbun Road after the dump truck struck the pole, toppling it and bringing live ...

[2/27/2015|20:16]. 1 killed in north Phoenix semi crash involving semi, 2nd truck - azcentral.com
[Friday] 1 killed in north Phoenix semi crash involving semi, 2nd truck
azcentral.com
One person was killed in a north Phoenix wreck involving a semi truck and one other vehicle, according to Phoenix police and fire officials. The collision occurred at the intersection of 19th Avenue and Pinnacle Peak road when a northbound truck ...

[2/27/2015|18:34]. Police ID driver in fatal wreck on NC 87 near Spring Lake; traffic moving ... - Fayetteville Observer
[Friday] Police ID driver in fatal wreck on NC 87 near Spring Lake; traffic moving ...
Fayetteville Observer
The pickup, which was headed north, hit the ice and slid into the path of the southbound 18-wheeler, police said. The wreck happened at 7:45 a.m.. The driver of the pickup truck died, McDuffie said. Police and family members at the scene identified the ...

[2/27/2015|17:19]. Man trapped under cement truck after Phoenix crash - azcentral.com
[Friday] Man trapped under cement truck after Phoenix crash
azcentral.com
A man was trapped under a cement truck after a wreck in the southwest Valley on Friday morning and was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition, according to a Phoenix fire department spokesman. The wreck occurred about 9:30 a.m. Friday near ...

[2/27/2015|16:36]. Ice blamed in fatal 18-wheeler crash that killed pickup driver, shutting down ... - Fayetteville Observer
[Friday] Ice blamed in fatal 18-wheeler crash that killed pickup driver, shutting down ...
Fayetteville Observer
The pickup, which was headed north, hit the ice and slid into the path of the southbound 18-wheeler, police said. The wreck happened between 7:45 and 8 a.m.. The driver of the pickup truck died, McDuffie said. His name has not been released. The driver ...

[2/27/2015|15:17]. NC 87 shut down north of Spring Lake after fatal crash involving tanker truck - Fayetteville Observer
[Friday] Icy patch blamed for fatal wreck in Cumberland County Statesville Record & Landmark

[2/27/2015|14:56]. 1 killed in crash with produce truck in Phoenix - ABC15 Arizona
[Friday] 1 killed in crash with produce truck in Phoenix
ABC15 Arizona
PHOENIX - A serious accident has resulted in the death of one person in north Phoenix. The crash happened around 7:15 a.m. at 19th Avenue and Pinnacle Peak Road. Video from Air15 showed what appeared to be a Stern produce truck on its side up ...

[2/27/2015|14:54]. Teen driver dies in fatal Grandview crash with semi truck - KGMI
[Friday] Teen dies when car, semi, U-Haul collide on Grandview Road near Ferndale Bellingham Herald

[2/27/2015|14:24]. Woman hit, killed by semi-truck in Otsego - WOODTV.com
[Friday] Woman hit, killed by semi-truck in Otsego
WOODTV.com
The scene of a fatal crash in Otsego on Feb. 26, 2015. ... Pamela Knowlton, 55, of Otsego was crossing M-89 at North Farmer Street around 3 p.m. when she was hit by a semi-truck and killed instantly, according to the Otsego Police Chief Gordon Konkle.

[2/27/2015|13:33]..Lanes back open following accident on I-77 North
[Friday] Lanes have reopened on Interstate 77 north near Blythewood and exit 27 following an accident Friday morning. Click to Continue »

[2/27/2015|13:29]. HWY 79 reopened after 18-wheeler crash, diesel spill - KETK
[Friday] US 79 back open after early AM crash Tyler Morning Telegraph

[2/27/2015|9:29]..AP National News Video
[Friday] (AP Photo/KABC-TV). This image from video provided by KABC-TV Los Angeles shows wreckage of a Metrolink commuter train after it crashed into a truck and derailed early on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 in Oxnard, Calif. Three cars of the Southern California Me...

[2/27/2015|9:26]..Driver freed without charges in California train crash
[Friday] Federal investigators said a pickup truck driver who turned on to railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train made a "mistake," while prosecutors released him from jail as they considered...

[2/27/2015|9:2]..UPDATE: US 79 in Palestine back open
[Friday] Parts of U.S. 79 that was closed down in Palestine after an accident is back open. Palestine police tell us one vehicle ran into an 18 wheeler, but there were no injuries. 

[2/27/2015|8:20]. Truck Driver Accused In Metrolink Crash Released From Jail While Authorities ... - CBS Local
[Friday] Reuters


[2/27/2015|6:37]..Driver of truck hit by California train released from custody
[Friday] By Dana Feldman VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - A driver who was taken into custody after his truck was hit by a Southern California commuter train in a fiery wreck that injured 50 people was released on Thursday after prosecutors declined to file criminal charges, inmate records showed. Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez, 54, was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run after police said they found him ...

[2/27/2015|1:16]..No Charges for Truck Driver in California Train Wreck
[Friday] A truck driver whose vehicle was struck by a Southern California commuter train, triggering a wreck in which 50 people were hurt, will not be charged at this time in connection with the derailment, Ve...

[2/26/2015|22:1]..Trucker guilty of driving while impaired in fatal I-88 crash
[Thursday] A trucker was found guilty of fatigued driving and violating safety laws Thursday for the January 2014 crash in which a tollway worker was killed and a state trooper was badly injured.

[2/26/2015|19:39]..Dash Cam Video Shows Moments Before Trooper Killed by Distracted Driver
[Thursday] SEMINOLE COUNTY, Oklahoma – Newly released Dash cam video shows the final moments of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper’s life. Trooper Nicolas Dees was killed on impact when a car hit him earlier this year along I-40. Trooper Keith Burch was also seriously injured in the crash, KFOR-TV reports. “As far as describing the scene or the video, there are no words for it,” said Lt. John Vincent, with ...

[2/26/2015|19:31]. 3000 gallons of fuel spill in Dalton Highway truck accident - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
[Thursday] Minor injuries, major fuel spill in Dalton Highway tanker crash KTUU.com

[2/26/2015|15:40]..Log Truck Overturns in Washington County, One Killed
[Thursday] The accident on I-49 happened late Wednesday night.

[2/26/2015|15:26]..I-35 in south Bexar reopens following big rig crash
[Thursday] An 18-wheeler crash forced the shutdown of all southbound lanes of Interstate 35 near Benton City Road in Von Ormy on Thursday morning.  Around 8 a.m., the driver of the big rig told investigators another driver cut him off, causing him to overcorrect, Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman James Keith said. The truck and trailer rolled over as a result, Keith said. The driver was not injured ...

[2/26/2015|15:22]..1 Dead, 2 Hurt When 4 Semis Collide in Washington County
[Thursday] The accident on I-49 happened late Wednesday night.

[2/26/2015|14:25]. NTSB Updates Train Wreck Investigation as Truck Driver is Released Without ... - FOX 11 Los Angeles
[Thursday] NTSB Updates Train Wreck Investigation as Truck Driver is Released Without ...
FOX 11 Los Angeles
Jose Alejandro Sanchez Ramirez, generally referred to as "Alejandro" by friends and family, is being released from Ventura County Jail without charges. He was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of hit and run in the early Tuesday morning crash in Oxnard.

[2/26/2015|14:3]..Cleanup continues at I-94, College Ave. crash
[Thursday] A crash near the airport will cause traffic issues during the morning commute.

[2/26/2015|13:40]. Crews working major wreck involving 18-wheeler on I-20 - KETK
[Thursday] Crews working major wreck involving 18-wheeler on I-20
KETK
According to the Van Zandt County Fire Marshal/Emergency Management, crews are responding to an accident at State Highway 64 and Interstate 20 involving an 18-wheeler. The north service road is closed west of 64, but the interstate is open.

[2/26/2015|12:37]..Three homes evacuated after Lee County tanker crash
[Thursday] Three homes were evacuated in Lee County after a semi truck crashed on Thursday morning.

[2/26/2015|12:5]..Driver of truck hit by California train to appear in court
[Thursday] By Dana Feldman VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - The driver of a truck that was hit by a California commuter train in a wreck that injured 50 people is set to appear in court on Thursday. Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez, 54, was found walking and "in distress" more than a mile (1.5 km) from the crash site in Oxnard on Tuesday and was later taken into custody on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, police ...

[2/26/2015|2:50]..California train crash was an accident, lawyer for truck driver says
[Thursday] By Dana Feldman VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - A lawyer for the driver whose truck was hit by a California commuter train in a wreck that injured 50 people said on Wednesday the crash was an accident and that his client left the scene only to try to find help. Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez, 54, was found walking and "in distress" more than a mile (1.6 km) from the accident on Tuesday and was later ...

[2/26/2015|2:8]..Lawyer: California train wreck 'an accident'
[Thursday] A lawyer for the driver whose truck was hit by a California commuter train in a wreck that injured 50 people says the crash was an accident and that his client left the scene only to try to find help.

[2/26/2015|0:54]. Bridgewater woman killed in recycling truck crash - MyCentralJersey.com
[Thursday] Bridgewater woman killed in recycling truck crash
MyCentralJersey.com
The recycling truck was being operated by Marvin Rodriguez, 34, a county employee, police say. The accident occurred just after another county employee, Eric Ellis, 51, had finished loading recycling materials into the truck and had stepped back into ...

[2/26/2015|0:11]. Truck crash closes I-70 for hours - Vail Daily News
[Thursday] Truck crash closes I-70 for hours
Vail Daily News
Emergency crews Wednesday spent several hours cleaning up an accident scene on westbound Interstate 70 about five miles west of the summit of Vail Pass. No one was injured in the crash, which involved the truck and two other vehicles. The highway was ...

[2/25/2015|23:6]..Stuck truck delays traffic near River Road
[Wednesday] The tractor-trailer, which reportedly got stuck at 5 p.m. Wednesday, blocked traffic in both directions in the 1500 block of River Road.

[2/25/2015|23:1]..Truck driver in US rail crash did not flee: lawyer
[Wednesday] The driver of a truck at the center of a train crash in California did not flee the scene of the accident and had gone to seek help, his lawyer said Wednesday. Alejandro Sanchez Ramirez, 54, was arrested by police after his truck was left stranded on tracks on a commuter line outside Los Angeles on Tuesday. Initial reports said Ramirez fled the scene and police later said he was found wandering ...

[2/25/2015|20:59]..Dash cam video shows moments before OHP trooper was killed by distracted driver
[Wednesday] SEMINOLE COUNTY, Okla. – Newly released Dash cam video shows the final moments of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper’s life. Trooper Nicolas Dees was killed on impact when a car hit him earlier this year along I-40. Trooper Keith Burch was also seriously injured in the crash. “As far as describing the scene or the […]

[2/25/2015|19:15]. Driver hospitalized after vehicle vs. semi truck crash in Kuna - KBOI-TV
[Wednesday] Driver hospitalized after vehicle vs. semi truck crash in Kuna
KBOI-TV
KUNA, Idaho (KBOI) -- One person has been hospitalized after a vehicle vs. Semi crash in Kuna Wednesday morning. The Ada County Sheriff's Office says the crash occurred at Cloverdale and Kuna Road after the driver of a semi truck made an illegal left ...

[2/25/2015|18:53]. Lawyer: Truck driver in SoCal train wreck didn't flee - USA TODAY
[Wednesday] Columbus Ledger-Enquirer


[2/25/2015|18:30]. Authorities identify driver in fatal dump truck accident in Tuscaloosa - Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
[Wednesday] Authorities identify driver in fatal dump truck accident in Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
A one vehicle accident in the northbound lane of Highway 82 on the Woolsey Finnell Bridge left the driver of a dump truck dead on Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. staff photo | Robert Sutton. Tuscaloosa News. Staff report ...

[2/25/2015|17:38]..BPD: Alcohol could be factor in I-10 crash
[Wednesday] Beaumont Police officers responded to a wreck on Interstate 10 at the overpass above Martin Luther King Blvd. at 12:32 a.m. Wednesday. There , officers found a silver Honda Accord under the box trailer of an 18-wheeler, the department reported. The 22-year-old female driver of the Honda was trapped inside her car and had to be removed with the assistance of the Beaumont Fire Department. She was ...

[2/25/2015|17:23]..NTSB: Truck hit by California commuter train was not stuck
[Wednesday] Police arrested a driver from Arizona for leaving the scene of the fiery crash.

[2/25/2015|17:21]. Federal investigators say truck involved in California train crash wasn't ... - Fox News
[Wednesday] KTLA


[2/25/2015|14:15]..Truck driver in California train crash had DUI conviction: Report
[Wednesday] A lawyer for the driver whose truck was hit by a California commuter train in a wreck that injured 50 people said on Wednesday the crash was an accident and that his client left the scene only to try to find help.

[2/25/2015|13:36]..82-year-old dead after farm accident with truck
[Wednesday] An 82-year-old man died this week after being hit by a truck while working near a Bartholomew County field.

[2/25/2015|8:37]..Feds: Truck driver in train crash wasn't stuck on tracks
[Wednesday] OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators say were trying to determine why a pickup truck driver drove on to tracks and abandoned his truck, leading to a train crash that left three cars derailed an

[2/25/2015|4:2]. Crews pull dangling 18-wheeler back onto bridge; all lanes reopen on Interstate 45 - Dallas Morning News (blog)
[Wednesday] Wreckers lift truck dangling from I-45 bridge WFAA

[2/25/2015|3:27]. UNT, TWU, Denton city offices remain closed - Denton Record Chronicle
[Wednesday] UNT, TWU, Denton city offices remain closed
Denton Record Chronicle
Robert Ismert and his 6-year-old daughter Abigail slide down a sidewalk on Oak Street near the the Square on a homemade sled that is actually a portion of a 'stop fracking' sign during the ice storm Monday February 23, 2015, in Denton.

[2/25/2015|1:51]..Truck stalls on track before fiery train crash, 28 injured
[Wednesday] OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with a pickup truck abandoned by its driver after it got stuck on the tracks.

[2/24/2015|20:52]. Michigan driver injured in crash with semi-truck loaded with dynamite - Fox11online.com
[Tuesday] Michigan driver injured in crash with semi-truck loaded with dynamite
Fox11online.com
GARDEN TOWNSHIP, MI – One semi-truck driver is injured after crashing into the back of another semi-truck filled with 40,000 pounds of dynamite. Luckily the dynamite did not ignite during the crash. Deputies from the Delta County Sheriff's Department ...

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