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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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[7/25/2014|1:24]. Boy on bicycle stuck by truck, dies in Suffield accident - MassLive.com
[Friday] Suffield Boy Hit, Killed By Truck Hartford Courant

[7/25/2014|0:6]. Charleston Fire Department inspecting ladder trucks after Georgia accident - Charleston Post Courier
[Friday] Fire Truck Recall Affects Central Ohio Fire Departments Fox 28

[7/24/2014|16:21]. Four killed in accident near Lake of the Ozarks - KSDK
[Thursday] Four killed in accident near Lake of the Ozarks KSDK Four people are dead and one seriously injured after a vehicle accident near the Lake of the Ozarks in Camden County Wednesday morning. The accident happened on the Niangua Bridge on Highway 5 when a dump truck blew a tire, crossed the center line, ...

[7/24/2014|15:34]. Spring Hill truck driver, 51, dies in accident at Hernando cement plant - Tampabay.com
[Thursday] Cement plant worker dies after accident MyFox Tampa Bay

[7/24/2014|15:13]. Driver of dump truck in fatal Lawrence accident has bail hearing, remains in ... - The Trentonian
[Thursday] Toxicology results pending for dump truck driver charged in fatal collision ... The Times, Trenton

[7/24/2014|15:11]. Truck driver: Wasp reason for losing control - WJXT Jacksonville
[Thursday] Truck driver: Wasp reason for losing control WJXT Jacksonville THAT'S THE EXPLANATION THE DRIVER OF COCA-COLA TRUCK GAVE THEM FOR YESTERDAY WRECK. CHANNEL 4 IS JOINING US NOW LIVE IF THE SCENE WHERE THE DAMAGED BUILDING BEING TORN DOWN. JIM. LOOK AT. THIS IS LEFT ...

[7/24/2014|11:52]. Seafood store demolished after semi-truck crash - ActionNewsJax.com
[Thursday] Semi slams into JTA bus, smashes into seafood business Wednesday near ... Florida Times-Union

[7/24/2014|10:23]. Soda delivery truck hits building, 6 people hurt - ActionNewsJax.com
[Thursday] Soda delivery truck hits building, 6 people hurt ActionNewsJax.com JFRD Spokesperson Tom Francis said a JTA bus was also involved in the crash, which happened around 5:15 p.m. at West Beaver Street and North Myrtle Avenue.Among the injured were five adults, including the JTA bus driver, and a teenager. Their injuries ...

[7/24/2014|3:0]. Crash involving dump truck kills four - Springfield News-Leader
[Thursday] 3 from Benson die in Missouri wreck; 1 injured Bloomington Pantagraph

[7/23/2014|23:57]. Crash killed truck driver from Warsaw, 3 vacationers at Lake of the Ozarks - KY3
[Wednesday] Lakenewsonline.com

[7/23/2014|20:15]. Power Line Repair on 67/167 after Dump Truck Wreck - KARK
[Wednesday] Power Line Repair on 67/167 after Dump Truck Wreck KARK Update: Power Line Repair on 67/167 after Dump Truck Wreck. 07/23/2014 08:37 AM. 07/23/2014 04:03 PM. Traffic stalled on 67/167 a second time Wednesday afternoon for power line repair work from morning accident that also backed up traffic.

[7/23/2014|20:2]. Drivers identified following deadly 18-wheeler crash in Acadia Parish - KATC Lafayette News
[Wednesday] Drivers identified following deadly 18-wheeler crash in Acadia Parish KATC Lafayette News State Police have identified the two people killed in an 18-wheeler crash on I-10 in Acadia Parish. It happened on July 9th, and the interstate was closed for seven hours after the trucks hit head-on. Troopers say for unknown reasons 57-year-old Vernon ...

[7/23/2014|16:31]. Car Vs Truck Wreck on US 41 N - Tristatehomepage.com
[Wednesday] Car Vs Truck Wreck on US 41 N Tristatehomepage.com A truck and a car have collided on US 41 north bound at Walnut St. at approximately 10:30am. An ambulance was called to the accident. Eyewitness News crews are on the scene and we'll bring you updates as we learn more. Traffic is now cleared up.

[7/23/2014|16:13]. Wreck causes ramp closure - Wise County Messenger
[Wednesday] Wreck causes ramp closure Wise County Messenger A highly traveled on-ramp in Decatur was closed most of Tuesday afternoon following an 18-wheeler accident that spilled hot asphalt across the road. Decatur firefighters as well as Texas Department of Transportation and a hazmat crew worked for more ...

[7/23/2014|16:10]. Tanker Truck Wrecks in Bartow, Leaks Diesel Fuel into Greenbrier River - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
[Wednesday] Tanker Truck Wrecks in Bartow, Leaks Diesel Fuel into Greenbrier River West Virginia Public Broadcasting Megan Moriarty with Allegheny Mountain Radio reports that on Tuesday afternoon a tanker truck carrying 7,800 gallons of diesel fuel overturned at Hermitage Bridge in Bartow, West Virginia. The driver was uninjured but the truck caught on fire and some ...

[7/23/2014|13:18]. Latest trucker crash puts logbooks under scrutiny - Chicago Tribune
[Wednesday] Fairfield Citizen

[7/22/2014|21:40]. Wreck on I-20 in DeKalb County - WSB Atlanta
[Tuesday] Wreck on I-20 in DeKalb County WSB Atlanta A tow truck driver died while assisting another driver on Interstate 20 Tuesday, Georgia State Patrol officials confirmed. Officials identified the tow truck driver as Patrick Brownlee, 45, of Stone Mountain. According to GSP, the wreck involved three ...

[7/22/2014|20:50]. City of Austin worker killed in southeast Travis County crash - KXAN.com
[Tuesday] City Of Austin Employee Killed In SE Travis Co. Crash KEYE TV

[7/22/2014|20:48]. Tow truck driver killed in I-20 accident - WXIA-TV
[Tuesday] Fatal accident shuts down I-20 WB in Fulton County MyFox Atlanta

[7/22/2014|20:34]. 18-wheeler wreck injures one driver in Stuttgart Thursday - Stuttgart Daily Leader
[Tuesday] 18-wheeler wreck injures one driver in Stuttgart Thursday Stuttgart Daily Leader 18-wheeler wreck injures one driver in Stuttgart Thursday. Kelvin Bevell, 49, of DeWitt, was transported to Baptist Health Medical Center-Stuttgart after the accident occurred at 10:03 a.m. at the intersection of Park Avenue and Highway 146 Spur. email ...

[7/22/2014|18:48]. Interstate 20/59 east: Lanes reopened in Tuscaloosa after truck crash - al.com
[Tuesday] Interstate 20/59 east: Lanes reopened in Tuscaloosa after truck crash al.com TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- A crash blocked Interstate 20/59 eastbound after the McFarland Boulevard exit for several hours Tuesday afternoon. The crash involved an 18-wheeler and another truck near mile marker 74, Alabama Department of Public Safety ...

[7/22/2014|15:15]. See Video of Lighter-Fluid Truck Bursting Into Flames After Train Crash - ABC News
[Tuesday] Surveillance cameras catch fiery train vs. tractor trailer crash on tape WKYT

[7/22/2014|3:39]. Midland Man In Hospital After Accident Involving An 18-Wheeler - NewsWest9.com
[Tuesday] Midland Man In Hospital After Accident Involving An 18-Wheeler NewsWest9.com MIDLAND COUNTY - A man is recovering after a wreck in Midland County. It happened Monday night on 1788 near Highway 191. Officials tell us a pickup truck somehow went into oncoming traffic and struck an 18-wheeler. The driver of the pickup was taken ...

[7/22/2014|3:14]. Semi-truck driver dead at rollover crash in Jefferson County - Port Townsend Leader
[Tuesday] Semi-truck driver dead at rollover crash in Jefferson County Port Townsend Leader Technical rescue crews from multiple agencies responded to this tractor-trailer which had rolled down a 25-foot embankment along State Route 104; after nearly an hour of CPR, the driver was pronounced dead at 9:14 a.m. July 21. Photo by Port Ludlow ...

[7/21/2014|23:26]. I-Team: Trucks identified in deadly I-55 NB crash at Arsenal Rd. near Channahon - WLS-TV
[Monday] I-Team: Trucks identified in deadly I-55 NB crash at Arsenal Rd. near Channahon WLS-TV State police say it is much too early to know whether one, both or either of the trucks were to blame for this chain reaction crash. Reconstructing an accident like this is complicated and as anyone who has driven through the area knows, so is the lane ...

[7/21/2014|23:22]. 18-wheeler wreck closes I-10 at bridge - WBRZ
[Monday] 18-wheeler wreck closes I-10 at bridge WBRZ BATON ROUGE - A wreck involving multiple vehicles including an 18-wheeler completely blocked the westbound lanes of I-10 approaching the Mississippi River Bridge Monday afternoon. Traffic cameras showed the wreck happened just past the entrance ...

[7/21/2014|22:56]. Man dies in 18-wheeler accident near Freer - Alice Echo-News Journal
[Monday] Man dies in 18-wheeler accident near Freer Alice Echo-News Journal Investigators are still trying to figure out why the driver of an 18-wheeler swerved into the opposite lane on Highway 44 near Freer that killed the passenger Saturday, Department of Public Safety PIO Maria Madrigal said. Ricardo Anthony Figueroa, 23, ...

[7/21/2014|22:29]. Video: Afternoon 18-Wheeler Wreck Sends 1 to Hospital - WCBI
[Monday] Video: Afternoon 18-Wheeler Wreck Sends 1 to Hospital WCBI MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) — An early afternoon wreck leaves an 18-wheeler in a ditch and sends a Columbus man to the hospital. 61-year-old Roy Moran was travelling east on Highway 8 in Monroe County when the load of flat steel he was hauling ...

[7/21/2014|18:17]. Traffic Alert: Burned 18-wheeler truck halts traffic on Highway 225 - KHOU
[Monday] Traffic Alert: Burned 18-wheeler truck halts traffic on Highway 225 KHOU HOUSTON -- An 18-wheeler truck, which was hauling beer, was involved in a fiery crash Monday that tied up traffic for hours in Deer Park. Several of the eastbound lanes of Highway 225 were closed at Tidal Road. Houston TransStar officials said work ...

[7/21/2014|10:19]. All lanes of I-85 reopen following Spaghetti Junction truck crash - Atlanta Journal Constitution
[Monday] All lanes of I-85 reopen following Spaghetti Junction truck crash Atlanta Journal Constitution All lanes of I-85 through Spaghetti Junction have reopened after a tractor-trailer wreck shut down most of the interstate in both directions during the early stages of Monday's morning commute. The northbound truck jackknifed around 4 a.m. on I-85 at I ...

[7/19/2014|20:12]. Semi-truck crash slows traffic on Interstate 5 in Kern County - Fresno Bee
[Saturday] Semi-truck crash slows traffic on Interstate 5 in Kern County Fresno Bee Interstate 5 in Kern County remains partially blocked after a semi-truck caught fire and tipped over on Saturday morning. The accident was reported at 8:15 a.m. on southbound Interstate 5 at Weiser Road, said California Highway Patrol Officer Kirk Arnold.

[7/19/2014|15:54]. GPS Mess: 18-Wheelers Crashing Into Staten Island Neighborhood - CBS Local
[Saturday] GPS Mess: 18-Wheelers Crashing Into Staten Island Neighborhood CBS Local NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Eighteen-wheelers are making a mess of a Staten Island neighborhood — and it's all because of GPS, residents say. As CBS 2′s Dave Carlin reported, on July 10, a tractor-trailer took out most of the rock wall fronting Anthony ...

[7/19/2014|10:45]. All lanes back open on I-35 - KXXV News Channel 25
[Saturday] Police: High speeds, reckless drivers are cause of many I-35 accidents Waco Tribune-Herald

[7/18/2014|21:7]. Victim in Marigny fatal bicycle crash with 18-wheeler identified - WDSU New Orleans
[Friday] Marigny bicycle fatality a 'right hook' at a treacherous intersection ... The Times-Picayune

[7/18/2014|18:51]. Woman, dog trapped in Clintonville semi-truck crash - Appleton Post Crescent
[Friday] Woman, dog trapped in Clintonville semi-truck crash Appleton Post Crescent CLINTONVILLE – Firefighters and first responders extricated a trapped driver and her dog from an SUV following a crash involving a semi-truck in in Clintonville Thursday morning. The SUV was driving south on Industrial Avenue at Green Tree Road about ...

[7/16/2014|17:13]. Metric Boulevard reopens after 18-wheeler wreck - Austin American-Statesman
[Wednesday] Metric Boulevard reopens after 18-wheeler wreck Austin American-Statesman 11:30 a.m. update: Traffic at Metric Boulevard at Donley Drive has been reopened after an 18-wheeler snapped in half early Wednesday morning, police said. 8:43 a.m. update: All southbound traffic and one northbound lane are blocked at Metric Boulevard ...

[7/16/2014|14:19]. 1 killed, 2 hurt in crash involving semi-truck - WDIV Detroit
[Wednesday] Two children killed in accident in Detroit MyFox Detroit

[7/16/2014|13:28]. Woman escapes serious injury after crashing car under 18-wheeler - WFAA
[Wednesday] Woman escapes serious injury after crashing car under 18-wheeler WFAA HOUSTON -- A woman is lucky to be alive after a violent crash involving an 18-wheeler in southeast Houston. Officers with the Houston Police Department said it happened just before 1 a.m. Wednesday along Dixie Farm Road at the Gulf Freeway.

[7/16/2014|3:35]. Car, semi truck crash leaves 14-year-old boy dead, 2 others injured - Detroit Free Press
[Wednesday] Police: 2 boys dead following crash in Detroit WSBT-TV

[7/15/2014|17:54]. 215 freeway reopens after Henderson semi-truck crash - KTNV
[Tuesday] 215 Beltway in Henderson reopens after predawn crash Las Vegas Sun

[7/15/2014|17:7]. Semi truck crash closes interstate - KGWN
[Tuesday] Semi truck crash closes interstate KGWN The crash caused the two truck combinations to become stuck together on the shoulder of the northbound lane of Interstate 25. The crash also ignited a fire engulfing both combination units and caused the northbound lanes of Interstate 25 to be closed.

[7/14/2014|22:19]. Three People Hurt when Car Slams into 18 Wheeler - KBTX
[Monday] Three People Hurt when Car Slams into 18 Wheeler KBTX David Norris' news career began in 2010 at KPRC in Houston, where he worked first as an editor, and then an associate producer. David's love for journalism helped him quickly excel as a news writer and fueled his desire to become a reporter. Connect ...

[7/14/2014|15:12]. TRAFFIC ALERT: 1 lane of I-85 SB near Tiger Town in Opelika now - WSFA.com ... - WSFA
[Monday] TRAFFIC ALERT: 1 lane of I-85 SB near Tiger Town in Opelika now - WSFA.com ... WSFA Authorities closed all lanes earlier in the morning following a 18-wheeler accident in which the truck sustained a punctured gas tank. Crews with the Alabama Department of Transportation are on the scene and a HazMat team is en route to clean up the spill.

[7/14/2014|14:38]. SCHP investigates deadly 18-wheeler crash near Hemingway - WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
[Monday] SCHP investigates deadly 18-wheeler crash near Hemingway WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC Between $5,000 and $7,000 in damage was done to Socastee area soccer fields after someone drove a vehicle over the grass, destroying the turf in many places... Between $5,000 and $7,000 in damage was done to Socastee area soccer fields after ...

[7/11/2014|16:25]. 18-Wheeler Driver Killed In Richland Parish Crash Identified - MyArkLaMiss
[Friday] 18-Wheeler Driver Killed In Richland Parish Crash Identified MyArkLaMiss Knight was killed when his 18-wheeler he slammed into the back of another 18-wheeler and caught fire. In all -- three big rigs and a Toyota Prius were involved in the crash, just east of Rayville. Investigators say the truck Knight was driving appears ...

[7/9/2014|21:49]. Truck vs 18 Wheeler Accident Shuts Down Highway 6 - KBTX
[Wednesday] Truck vs 18 Wheeler Accident Shuts Down Highway 6 KBTX Truck vs 18 Wheeler Accident Shuts Down Highway 6. By: David Norris - Email. Updated: Wed 5:53 PM, Jul 09, 2014. By: David Norris - Email. ×. David Norris. Reporter. David Norris' news career began in 2010 at KPRC in Houston, where he worked first as ...

[7/9/2014|1:55]. One dead in 4-vehicle on I-20 - Monroe News Star
[Wednesday] 1 dead in wreck involving 3 big rigs on I-20 Daily Comet

[7/4/2014|1:13]. Hwy. 67 near Brewer back open after fiery accident involving 18-wheeler - whnt.com
[Friday] Hwy. 67 near Brewer back open after fiery accident involving 18-wheeler whnt.com MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Part of Highway 67 in Morgan County was blocked for more than eight hours Thursday due to an accident involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck. It happened around 6:30 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Highway ...

[7/3/2014|2:53]. Overturned 18-wheeler accident closes eastbound US Highway 80 - inForney.com
[Thursday] Overturned 18-wheeler accident closes eastbound US Highway 80 inForney.com FORNEY, Texas – An accident involving an overturned 18-wheeler tractor closed eastbound U.S. Highway 80 at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, July 2, 2014. The highway remained closed for approximately an hour-and-a-half and ...

[6/30/2014|16:2]. 18-wheeler wreck cleared on North Freeway - KPRC Houston
[Monday] 18-wheeler wreck cleared on North Freeway KPRC Houston An 18-wheeler that was stuck between the wall that separates the HOV and main freeway lanes has been removed and traffic is flowing again. The accident happened Sunday afternoon at Interstate 45-North between Tidwell Road and North Shepherd Drive.

[6/28/2014|18:54]. One transported to local hospital following 18 wheeler accident in SW OKC - kfor.com
[Saturday] One transported to local hospital following 18 wheeler accident in SW OKC kfor.com OKLAHOMA CITY – On Saturday afternoon emergency crews responded to an injury accident in S.W. OKC. According to Sgt. Laporte with Oklahoma City Police an 18 wheeler's trailer collided into a bridge at Meridian and Airport Rd just after 10 a.m..

[6/26/2014|20:49]. 18 Wheeler Accident Closes Hwy 19/24 Biardstown, TX - Demotix.com
[Thursday] 18 Wheeler Accident Closes Hwy 19/24 Biardstown, TX Demotix.com 18 Wheeler Accident from Hwy 19/24 today where the driver crossed over the north lanes of the hwy taking out signs and power pole before crashing though a corn field. A Motorist was giving him CPR when Biardstown Vol Fire Department made it on scene.

[6/25/2014|9:53]. 2 Injured in 18-Wheeler Accident on Terry Bradshaw Passway - KTBS
[Wednesday] 2 Injured in 18-Wheeler Accident on Terry Bradshaw Passway KTBS An 18-Wheeler driver misjudges his speed early this morning and rolls his big rig over. It happened just before 1 a.m. on Terry Bradshaw Passway East at East Flournoy Lucas Road. According to the Shreveport Police Department the driver was coming off ...

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