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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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[8/20/2014|21:56]. One-truck accident kills one, injures another - Quad City Times
[Wednesday] One-truck accident kills one, injures another Quad City Times WOODHULL, Ill. — A truck driver was killed and a passenger was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident that temporarily closed parts of Interstate 74, the Illinois State Police said. The accident involving a truck tractor pulling a semi-trailer ...

[8/20/2014|20:26]. Grant man seriously hurt in wreck involving tractor-trailer, pickup truck on ... - whnt.com
[Wednesday] Grant man seriously hurt in wreck involving tractor-trailer, pickup truck on ... whnt.com MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama State Troopers are investigating a wreck involving a tractor trailer and a pickup truck on Highway 72 east, near Gurley. The wreck happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday in the westbound lanes and caused traffic ...

[8/20/2014|19:29]. Lanes reopen on I-10 after big rig rollover - KESQ
[Wednesday] Lanes reopen on I-10 after big rig rollover KESQ The driver, 67-year-old Nikolai Mikhailenko of Amhurst, New York, was carrying 102 children's bicycles when he lost control of his truck while entering a sweeping right turn in the slow lane of eastbound I-10, according to CHP. Initial reports state ...

[8/20/2014|18:32]. Traffic Alert: Truck wreck shuts down main lanes of 610W Loop at Bellaire - KHOU
[Wednesday] Two major wrecks snarl 610 West Loop Chron.com

[8/20/2014|18:2]. Head-on crash kills one driver, injures another in Beecher - Voices
[Wednesday] Head-on crash kills one driver, injures another in Beecher Voices (BEECHER) One driver was killed and another injured in a head-on crash involving an SUV and a semi truck Tuesday afternoon in rural Will County. Just after 1 p.m., a Buick and a Ford Explorer were southbound on Route 1 about a mile north of Eagle Lake ...

[8/20/2014|17:37]..One-truck accident kills one, injures another
[Wednesday] WOODHULL, Ill. — A truck driver was killed and a passenger was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident that temporarily closed parts of Interstate 74, the Illinois State Police said. 

[8/20/2014|16:59]..Dump Truck Accident near Gander
[Wednesday] An accident involving a dump truck tied up traffic for a period of time early this afternoon near Gander. The dump truck ended up tipped over in the ditch on its roof just east of the Benton turnoff. There's no immediate word on the cause of the accident, or whether or not there are any injuries.

[8/20/2014|16:36]. Trash Truck Accident on North Side Leaves 1 Man in Critical - ABC6OnYourSide.com
[Wednesday] Trash Truck Accident on North Side Leaves 1 Man in Critical ABC6OnYourSide.com NORTH COLUMBUS (Chelsea Spears) -- A dump truck was involved in a North Columbus crash that sent one person to the hospital in critical condition, police say. Dispatchers at the Columbus Division of Police say a trash truck got into an accident on ...

[8/20/2014|16:7]..Truck driver dies after crashing into pole
[Wednesday] A semitrailer driver died this morning after his vehicle crashed into a light pole and he suffered

[8/20/2014|15:40]..Phone line down after truck accident
[Wednesday] Phone line down after truck accident Service for AT&T customers lost after accident, sheriff's office says Tom Jackson Perkins Township Aug 20, 2014 if (!window.OX_ads) { OX_ads = []; } OX_ads.push({ "auid" : "417989" }); document.write(' '); A telephone line came down at the 2600 block of Columbus Avenue after an accident with a county dump truck. The accident took place at 8:10 a.m. in the ...

[8/20/2014|15:14]..Man hailed for actions in deadly 422 crash
[Wednesday] PINE TOWNSHIP — Already injured when an out-of-control coal truck collided with his vehicle Tuesday morning near Strongstown, a Cambria County man climbed from the wreckage and helped to pull the driver from the coal truck as it was engulfed in fire.

[8/20/2014|14:50]..Truck Driver Rescues Family Caught in Burning Car (VIDEO)
[Wednesday] "My actions were because of my love for God and love for people," says David Fredericksen

[8/20/2014|14:30]. Truck Driver Rescues Family Caught in Burning Car (VIDEO) - People Magazine
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[8/20/2014|13:24]..I-55 reopens after wreck involving two 18-wheelers
[Wednesday] A double 18-wheeler wreck closes a portion of Interstate 55 overnight.

[8/20/2014|13:22]..18-Wheeler Overturns in Yazoo County
[Wednesday] Crews are working to clear Interstate 55 North at Highway 432 in Yazoo County.An 18-wheeler overturned around 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20th. According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Henry, two 18-wheelers were involved in the accident. Henry said the drivers of the trucks were not injured.Officials have opened the left northbound lane for motorists.

[8/20/2014|13:4]..Truck driver saves family from crash
[Wednesday] GULFPORT, MS – A woman and her one-year-old granddaughter are alive thanks to David Fredericksen, a brave truck driver, that came to their rescue after a fiery crash on a Mississippi interstate. Fredericksen was en route when he saw a Lincoln Towncar carrying a woman and her one-year-old granddaughter T-bone an 18-wheeler after attempting to […]

[8/20/2014|13:3]. Semi truck rollover crash snags traffic on I-96 - The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
[Wednesday] Semi truck rollover crash snags traffic on I-96 The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, MI — Police arriving at the scene where a semi rolled on eastbound I-96 near East Beltline Avenue NE say the driver is not injured, but cleanup is expected to take some time. The crash was reported about 8:35 a.m. Tuesday, ...

[8/20/2014|12:8]. One lane back open on I-55 North in Yazoo after 18-wheeler accident - Mississippi News Now
[Wednesday] One lane back open on I-55 North in Yazoo after 18-wheeler accident Mississippi News Now One lane is now back open after an 18-wheeler accident shut down I-55 North near Exit 139 in Yazoo County. According to MHP Trooper Eric Henry, the driver of the 18-wheeler lost control of his truck around 2:15 Wednesday morning, flipping the semi.

[8/20/2014|11:59]. One westbound lane of I-20 still closed after fiery wreck - Atlanta Journal Constitution
[Wednesday] Big rig, bus collide on I-20 west in Carroll County WXIA-TV

[8/20/2014|11:49]. Motorcyclist killed in head-on semi crash on SR 14 - kgw.com
[Wednesday] Motorcyclist killed in head-on semi crash on SR 14 kgw.com A motorcyclist was killed in a head-on crash with a semi-truck on State Route 14 near Washougal, police said. Crews were called just after 11 a.m. Tuesday to the crash at milepost 20, about 3 miles east of Washougal, said Washington State Patrol ...

[8/20/2014|9:3]..Truck disaster followed inquest warnings that fatal crashes 'would happen again' on Adelaide's South Eastern Freeway
[Wednesday] The sister of a man killed four years ago by an out-of-control truck at the notorious start of the South Eastern Freeway in Adelaide says she was warned by the deputy coroner that it would happen again.

[8/20/2014|5:1]. Man killed in dump truck accident - LocalNews8.com
[Wednesday] Man run over by dump truck, killed KTVB

[8/20/2014|3:42]..Mail Truck Crashes On SB I-91 In Wethersfield
[Wednesday] Get Traffic Mobile Text Alerts WETHERSFIELD — A tractor trailer truck carrying U.S. Mail crashed on southbound I-91 Tuesday night south of exit 25. The truck broke open, spreading mail across the highway. The crash was reported about 10:15 p.m.

[8/20/2014|3:19]. Man's Name Released in Fatal Train vs. Pickup Truck Accident - WSAZ-TV
[Wednesday] 1 dead in vehicle-train accident in W.Va. Bluefield Daily Telegraph

[8/20/2014|2:11]. Garbage trucks off the road across Sydney following fatal accident in Adelaide - Sydney Morning Herald
[Wednesday] Rubbish collections stop after Transpacific's national truck fleet grounded Yahoo!7 News

[8/20/2014|1:45]..Second person dies after truck crash
[Wednesday] A second person has died after a Transpacific truck crashed into stationary cars in Adelaide, leading the company to ground its fleet.

[8/19/2014|23:6]. Bryan motorcycle/truck wreck sends one to hospital - Savannah Morning News
[Tuesday] Bryan motorcycle/truck wreck sends one to hospital Savannah Morning News A two-vehicle accident on Ga. 144 at the entrance to the Ford Plantation resulting in a south Bryan County man being transported to Memorial Medical Health University via Lifestar helicopter Monday afternoon. Ali Muhammed Abou-Hald, 20, was riding a ...

[8/19/2014|22:53]. Injuries life-threatening in Route 191 bicyclist-truck accident, police chief says - The Express-Times - lehighvalleylive.com
[Tuesday] Teen bicyclist dies of injuries from crash with truck WFMZ Allentown

[8/19/2014|21:45]. Truck Accident Closes Westbound Lanes on Route 322 - State College News
[Tuesday] Truck Accident Closes Westbound Lanes on Route 322 State College News A tractor-trailer wreck closed down a section of westbound Route 322 in State College Tuesday afternoon. Police say the driver of a westbound truck lost control during a rainstorm just before 3 p.m. State College Police Sgt. Chris Hill says, "I believe ...

[8/19/2014|21:23]..Man killed after train and truck collide in Putnam County, WV
[Tuesday] UPDATE:  Putnam County, West Virginia crews on scene tell WOWK the S-10 pickup truck the man was driving was struck by the train in area known as Lock 9. The pickup truck was then dragged 1,800 feet by the train before coming to a final rest at Buffalo Bridge and Route 62. 

[8/19/2014|21:19]..Dashcam video shows fiery I-10 accident as it happens
[Tuesday] What would you do if you witnessed a crash and explosion directly in front of you on the interstate? Would you stop to help? A video posted Sunday to YouTube shows the moment when a Lincoln Towncar and an 18-wheeler collided last Monday on I-10 in Gulfport.

[8/19/2014|21:18]. Kittanning man killed in violent, fiery crash involving coal truck in Indiana ... - WTAE Pittsburgh
[Tuesday] Victims ID'd, cause still sought in Pennsylvania crash involving coal truck ... Greenfield Daily Reporter

[8/19/2014|20:57]..Car crash in Argentina kills 3 relatives of Pope Francis, leaves nephew hospitalized
[Tuesday] The crashed car of Emanuel Bergoglio, nephew to Pope Francis, sits partially under a truck after a road accident in James Craik, Argentina, early Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Emanuel Bergoglio was seriously wounded as two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew, were killed in the crash, according to the Vatican and a local police official.

[8/19/2014|20:13]. Video shows heroic truck driver rescuing mom, baby from burning car - Lehigh Acres News Star
[Tuesday] Video shows heroic truck driver rescuing mom, baby from burning car Lehigh Acres News Star A truck driver's dash-mounted camera captured his heroism after he rushed towards a fiery wreck to help the occupants trapped inside on Aug. 11. David Fredrickson was driving on I-10 in Biloxi, Mississippi when a car T-boned a semi truck and caused a ...

[8/19/2014|19:45]..Traffic clearing on I-20 after wreck involving 18-wheeler
[Tuesday] Traffic was backed up on Interstate 20 eastbound near Highway 64 in Van Zandt County after a wreck involving an 18-wheeler.

[8/19/2014|18:33]..Major Accident Involving 18-Wheeler, Several Cars Blocked I-37 at Suntide
[Tuesday] Police were forced to close down most of I-37 near Suntide road as they responded to a major accident involving an 18-wheeler and several vehicles Tuesday afternoon. The 18-wheeler was sideways, blocking all of northbound I-37 and some of the southbound lanes.

[8/19/2014|17:39]..Dash cam captures fiery car crash, driver saves occupants
[Tuesday] Last Monday, a semi truck driver's dash cam caught a major accident on camera, but his preparedness resulted in the survival of the two passengers.

[8/19/2014|15:17]. 1 Dead, 5 Injured In Indiana Co. Coal Truck Crash - CBS Local
[Tuesday] 1 dead, 5 hurt in collision along Route 422 in Indiana County Tribune-Review

[8/19/2014|14:57]..Trucker comes to rescue after crash
[Tuesday] Black smoke poured from the wreck, with flames erupting across the highway. The fireball formed Aug. 11, after the driver of a Lincoln Town Car failed to yield while merging in 70-mph traffic along the I-10 Freeway in Gulfport, Mississippi. The car collided with an 18-wheeler, crashing into the truckâs gas tank. ...

[8/19/2014|13:6]..VIDEO: Hero saves woman, child from fiery crash
[Tuesday] A truck driver is being hailed a hero for his fast action on a Mississippi highway.

[8/19/2014|11:56]. Driver rescued from Turnpike truck accident in Ridgefield Park - NJ.com
[Tuesday] Driver rescued from Turnpike truck accident in Ridgefield Park NJ.com Update: New York trucker left severely burned in Turnpike crash · RIDGEFIELD PARK — Three state troopers rescued the driver of a tractor trailer from the waters of Overpeck Creek Tuesday morning. State Police said on Twitter that the tractor trailer ...

[8/19/2014|11:54]..Report poses new questions about Landrieu campaign flights
[Tuesday] POLITICO  reported US Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-LA, might have charged two more flights to her Senate account that should have been paid with campaign money.

[8/19/2014|11:2]..Jackknifed semi-truck removed from I-65
[Tuesday] A semi-truck that jackknifed on I-65 South just past 6th Avenue South in Birmingham early Tuesday morning has been cleared from the scene.

[8/19/2014|9:53]..Semi-truck jackknifes on I-65 past 6th Avenue
[Tuesday] A semi-truck jackknifed on I-65 South just past 6th Avenue South in Birmingham early Tuesday morning, leaving only one lane open to traffic.

[8/19/2014|9:24]..Dashcam video shows fiery I-10 accident as it happens
[Tuesday] What would you do if you witnessed a crash and explosion directly in front of you on the interstate? Would you stop to help? A video posted Sunday to YouTube shows the moment when a Lincoln Towncar and an 18-wheeler collided last Monday on I-10 in Gulfport.

[8/19/2014|0:56]..Truck carrying flour spills load in rollover wreck in Fannin County
[Tuesday] FANNIN COUNTY -- A wrecker crew in Fannin County had their hands full Monday afternoon when a flour truck flipped over on Highway 82. It happened near FM 898 just after noon.

[8/19/2014|0:55]..VIRAL VIDEO: Truck driver jumps into action to save a grandmother and baby after horrific crash
[Tuesday] A truck driver is being hailed a hero after he jumped into action to save a grandmother and her one year old granddaughter after a horrific crash on a Mississippi highway. David Fredericksen had a dashcam rolling when a car …

[8/19/2014|0:43]..Video: Truck driver saves grandma, girl from explosive crash
[Tuesday] BILOXI, Miss. – A brave truck driver jumped into action to save a grandma and her granddaughter involved in a fiery freeway crash. The dashcam in David Fredericksen’s truck was rolling when a car slammed into a semi-truck and burst …

[8/18/2014|23:35]..Fiery Crash Captured on Video
[Monday] A fiery crash near Biloxi involving a car and an 18-wheeler sends them both bursting into flames.

[8/18/2014|22:9]. Fire chief relieved of command following truck accident - Gainesville Times
[Monday] Former Hall County fire chief lashes out at firefighters WXIA-TV

[8/18/2014|21:47]..Real Life Hero Caught On Video: This Trucker Saw A Horrifying Crash, Then Sprung Into Action
[Monday] Truck driver David Frederickson is a real-life hero, and his selfless actions after witnessing a horrifying car accident on the I-10 freeway outside of Biloxi, Mississippi, helped a family survive what looked like certain death on the highway. And even better, the whole frightening but amazing incident was caught on video, thanks to the dashboard

[8/18/2014|21:13]..Captured on camera: Trucker takes action after horrific crash
[Monday] GULFPORT, Miss. – A truck driver is being hailed a hero after he jumped into action to save a grandmother after a horrific crash. David Fredericksen had a dashcam rolling when a car slammed into a semi-truck along I-10. The car immediately burst into flames as other drivers slammed on their brakes to avoid another crash. […]

[8/18/2014|21:13]..Incredible: Truck driver pulls grandmother, baby from explosion after semi vs. car accident
[Monday] BILOXI, Miss. – A truck driver is being called a hero after he jumped into action to save a grandmother and her 1-year-old granddaughter involved in a horrific crash. David Fredericksen had a dashcam rolling when a car slammed into a semi-truck along I-10 near Biloxi, Mississippi. The car immediately burst into flames as other drivers […]

[8/18/2014|20:58]..WOW: Dashcam video captures trucker rescuing grandmother from horrific crash
[Monday] Dashcam video captured an act of bravery in Biloxi, Miss. According to KFOR, truck driver David Fredericksen saw a car slam into a semi-truck along I-10. The car immediately burst into flames as other drivers slammed on their brakes to avoid another crash. Fredericksen grabbed a fire extinguisher from the back of his truck to […]

[8/18/2014|16:16]..Log truck wreck ties up I-565 exit ramp, coming off I-65 South
[Monday] HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama State Troopers are investigating a collision involving a log truck. The truck overturned around 9 a.m. at Exit 340B on Interstate 65, as the truck was trying to exit to I-565 towards Huntsville, troopers said. Logs spilled from the truck, and crews are working to clean them up. The truck […]

[8/18/2014|11:48]..Motley Crue Tour Truck In Fatal Accident
[Monday] A truck carrying equipment for Motley Crue's farewell tour was involved in a fatal collision on Friday in Jefferson County, Alabama

[8/18/2014|10:56]..Police: Man rolled over by 18-wheeler was previously struck
[Monday] Police believe that an unidentified man had already been struck in the roadway when an 18-wheeler rolled over his body.

[8/17/2014|20:29]. Man Killed in Accident Involving Motley Crue's Equipment Truck - Ultimate Classic Rock
[Sunday] Man Killed in Accident Involving Motley Crue's Equipment Truck Ultimate Classic Rock As Blabbermouth notes, this isn't the first time a truck hauling equipment for the Crue has been involved in an accident. In 2012, the group's show with Kiss near Detroit was postponed after a truck carrying pyrotechnics for its show flipped on an Ohio ...

[8/17/2014|19:15]. Man Dies In Wreck Involving 18-Wheeler Transporting MÖTLEY CRÜE Equipment - BLABBERMOUTH.NET
[Sunday] Man Dies In Wreck Involving 18-Wheeler Transporting MÖTLEY CRÜE Equipment BLABBERMOUTH.NET According to WBRC, a 47-year-old man was killed Friday morning (August 15) in a collision with a semi-trailer truck hauling equipment for MÖTLEY CRÜE. Michael Wayne Marsh's vehicle crashed with an 18-wheeler around 4:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes ...

[8/15/2014|21:48]..18-wheeler accident in Smith County
[Friday] SMITH COUNTY (KYTX)- On HWY 155 and HWY 14, there has been an 18-wheeler accident.

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