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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.

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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.

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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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[10/23/2014|0:0]..Lanes now reopened as eight-vehicle collision is cleared on I-20
[Thursday] A wreck that involved eight vehicles, including an 18-wheeler, on Interstate 20 in Longview is clearing now.

[10/22/2014|23:37]. Troopers on scene of McKenzie wreck involving 18-wheeler, motorcycle - WBBJ-TV
[Wednesday] Troopers on scene of McKenzie wreck involving 18-wheeler, motorcycle WBBJ-TV CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. -- State troopers are on the scene of a traffic accident involving an 18-wheeler and a motorcycle in McKenzie, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. At least one person has been taken to the hospital, and the accident is ...

[10/22/2014|23:4]..Police Working Dump Truck Accident on Tracks Near Milhaven, One Trapped
[Wednesday] Monroe Police say they are working an accident involving a city dump truck in Monroe, leaving one woman trapped in her car.

[10/22/2014|21:58]..Truck hauling more than 75 cattle overturns on I-20
[Wednesday] Westbound lanes of Interstate 20 in Gregg County remain reduced to traffic after a the driver of a truck hauling more than 75 head of cattle fell asleep and ran off the road, overturning the tractor trailer.

[10/22/2014|21:42]..7 from 7: Sleepy driver crashes 18-wheeler full of cattle
[Wednesday] Good afternoon, and congratulations on making it to Wednesday. Hope it's been a good one so far!

[10/22/2014|21:25]..Eight-vehicle collision slows traffic on I-20W in Longview
[Wednesday] A wreck involving eight vehicles, including an 18-wheeler, on Interstate 20 in Longview slowed traffic on Wednesday

[10/22/2014|21:23]..TRAFFIC ALERT: Seven-vehicle collision slows traffic on I-20W in Longview
[Wednesday] A wreck involving eight vehicles, including an 18-wheeler, on Interstate 20 in Longview is slowing traffic.

[10/22/2014|21:19]..Investigators: Maryland train wreck, explosion caused by distracted truck driver
[Wednesday] WASHINGTON A trash truck driver talking on a hands-free mobile device caused a 2013 Maryland train collision that led to a 15-car derailment and explosion, U.S. investigators said on Wednesday.

[10/22/2014|20:12]..TRAFFIC ALERT: Seven-vehicle collision slows traffic on I-20E in Longview
[Wednesday] A wreck involving seven vehicles, including an 18-wheeler, on Interstate 20 in Longview is slowing traffic.

[10/22/2014|19:42]. Saxonburg Boulevard in West Deer still closed Wednesday afternoon - Tribune-Review
[Wednesday] Saxonburg Boulevard in West Deer still closed Wednesday afternoon Tribune-Review ... until about 3 p.m., said company spokeswoman Jessica Rock. West Deer police said Reed was driving for a subsidiary of a Portersville company. Police said he will be charged with speeding, not securing the truck's load and driving too fast for ...

[10/22/2014|19:39]. AOL.com Article - Semi-truck crashes and nearly hits Seattle news crew - AOL News
[Wednesday] AOL.com Article - Semi-truck crashes and nearly hits Seattle news crew AOL News Members of a Seattle news crew were getting footage of an accident Monday morning when they nearly became the victims of another. KIRO reporter Jeff Dubois and photographer Jason Nobles were focusing on the crash ahead when another semi suddenly ...

[10/22/2014|19:31]. Distracted truck driver blamed for Maryland train wreck, explosion - Reuters
[Wednesday] Distracted truck driver blamed for Maryland train wreck, explosion Reuters WASHINGTON Oct 22 (Reuters) - A trash truck driver talking on a hands-free mobile device caused a 2013 Maryland train collision that led to a 15-car derailment and explosion, U.S. investigators said on Wednesday. The crash at Rosedale, Maryland, ...

[10/22/2014|18:46]. Teen survives I-5 crash into semi truck - Mail Tribune
[Wednesday] Teen survives I-5 crash into semi truck Mail Tribune Oregon State Police reported 16-year-old Taylor Murphy of Central Point was attempting to merge onto northbound I-5 at about 5:20 p.m. when she lost control of her Hyundai Sonata and crashed into a semi traveling in the slow lane. Fire officials said ...

[10/22/2014|18:45]..Car-truck accident shuts Route 101A in Amherst
[Wednesday] AMHERST – Traffic from west Nashua through Milford is snarled as evening rush hour approaches due to the fact that Route 101A is shut in Amherst near the Route 122 intersection because of a serious accident between a gravel truck and at least one car. Few details were available at the scene. Photos from passers-by taken before the road shut showed a badly damaged car on the guardrail of the ...

[10/22/2014|17:59]. One dead when truck wrecks into pond (video) - Gaston Gazette
[Wednesday] BREAKING NEWS: Rescue turns into recovery effort, occupants feared dead ... Shelby Star

[10/22/2014|17:8]..Man killed in accident in Arcadia
[Wednesday] Arcadia, N.Y. - New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident on Route 88, also called Fairville Station Rd, in the Town of Arcadia. Police said a garbage truck and a car collided around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The garbage truck, traveling west, was slowing down to pick up a garbage can at a home, according to investigators. ...

[10/22/2014|17:6]. Man killed in accident in Arcadia - 13WHAM-TV
[Wednesday] Troopers wait to release name of Arcadia accident victim Irondequoit Post

[10/22/2014|17:0]. Two Injured In Crash Involving Semi-Truck In NE OKC - news9.com KWTV
[Wednesday] Two Injured In Crash Involving Semi-Truck In NE OKC news9.com KWTV A semi-truck crash in northeast Oklahoma City caused traffic to back up in the area Wednesday morning. According to authorities, at about 8 a.m., crews responded to a collision involving a semi-truck and a car under a bridge near N.E. 36th and N. Santa Fe.

[10/22/2014|16:29]..10 hurt in Cebu truck collision
[Wednesday] Ten passengers of an Elf-type truck were injured when another truck hit their vehicle along Marcelo Fernan Bridge in Cebu on Wednesday, authorities said.

[10/22/2014|15:24]..Woman killed in south Cobb wreck
[Wednesday] A woman was killed in a wreck Wednesday morning after hitting a truck head-on on Austell Road, according to Cobb County police and witnesses.

[10/22/2014|15:17]. Truck driver injured in I-75 wreck in Cook County - Tifton Gazette
[Wednesday] Truck driver injured in I-75 wreck in Cook County Tifton Gazette Cpl. Peter Lukas with Georgia State Patrol told The Tifton Gazette that the crash happened at 2:55 a.m. A Southeastern Freight Lines commercial vehicle with double trailers, driven by Erric B. Shingles, 44, of McDonough, was traveling north in the ...

[10/22/2014|14:59]..18-wheeler hauling cattle overturns on I-20 in Gregg County
[Wednesday]  A wreck involving an overturned big rig carrying cattle is causing delays on the interstate in Gregg County.

[10/22/2014|14:30]. Thieves wreck getaway truck - Jackson Herald TODAY
[Wednesday] Thieves wreck getaway truck Jackson Herald TODAY Thieves wreck getaway truck. Wednesday, October 22. 2014. It might not be an episode of dumb and dumber, but two brothers who allegedly tried to steal building materials in Jefferson wrecked as they fled the scene last week. By the time police arrived ...

[10/22/2014|14:13]. ISP: Truck spill causes driving conditions much worse than ice - KBOI-TV
[Wednesday] I-84 crash in Caldwell spills grain, injures one Idaho Press-Tribune

[10/22/2014|13:31]. Semi truck crashes, blocks all lanes of northbound I-5 in heart of Seattle ... - Q13 FOX
[Wednesday] Rain snarling traffic The Seattle Times (blog)

[10/22/2014|13:2]. Wreck involving cattle truck closes lane on I-20 - Longview News-Journal
[Wednesday] Cattle truck crash closes a lane of 1-20 at Longview KMOO

[10/22/2014|12:12]..18-wheeler hauling cattle overturns on I-20 in Gregg Co.
[Wednesday]  A wreck involving an overturned big rig carrying cattle is causing delays on the interstate in Gregg County.

[10/22/2014|11:40]..Car wedged under tanker truck in wreck on I-40E in Knoxville
[Wednesday] A car got pinned under a tanker truck after a crash on Interstate 40 Wednesday morning.

[10/22/2014|2:20]. Pittwater Rd truck crash at Dee Why: Miraculous escape as truck flips and ... - The Daily Telegraph
[Wednesday] Pittwater Rd truck crash at Dee Why: Miraculous escape as truck flips and ... The Daily Telegraph Four other people were hurt in the early morning accident at the intersection of Warringah and Pittwater roads at Dee Why. All but the two officers had been discharged from hospital last night where the female officer remains in a critical condition ...

[10/22/2014|1:35]. Dee Why truck crash: Police raid Top Express to inspect other trucks following ... - The Daily Telegraph
[Wednesday] Daily Mail

[10/21/2014|23:49]..Two men recovering after wreck involving 18-wheeler in Texarkana
[Tuesday] Two Jefferson, Texas men are recovering after being involved in a wreck in Texarkana.

[10/21/2014|23:23]..Austin Man in Critical Condition Following Accident
[Tuesday] A crash in Midland put an Austin man in the hospital. State Troopers say a car was driving on Highway 349 when it hit the side of an 18-wheeler.

[10/21/2014|21:8]..East Freeway at Dell Dale reopens after wreck involving big rig
[Tuesday] A major accident involving an 18-wheeler and a van snarled traffic on I-10 for several hours until the lanes westbound lanes reopened on Tuesday evening.

[10/21/2014|19:31]..Watch: Semi nearly plows into news crew in Seattle
[Tuesday] KIRO news crew reporting on a truck accident nearly became the victims of another crash

[10/21/2014|18:41]. Dee Why truck crash captured on dashboard camera - Sydney Morning Herald
[Tuesday] Dee Why truck crash captured on dashboard camera Sydney Morning Herald The terrifying moment that an out-of-control truck slammed into a line of cars waiting at a busy intersection on Sydney's northern beaches has been captured on camera, revealing just how remarkable it was that no one was killed in the crash. Sparks can ...

[10/21/2014|13:52]..Big rig crashes into traffic light in downtown SA
[Tuesday] A crash that involved an 18-wheeler caused some major traffic delays in downtown San Antonio early Tuesday morning. The driver of the big rig crashed into a traffic light at the corner of W. Commerce and S. Santa Rosa near Milam Park. Police said the 18-wheeler driver misjudged or took the corner too fast and knocked down the light pole. The light pole got stuck between two sets of the trucks ...

[10/21/2014|9:39]..Truck Comes Within Feet of Seattle Reporter When Wrecking on Interstate Highway
[Tuesday] KIRO 7 reporter Jeff Dubois and photographer Jason Nobles were on the scene covering the crash when a second semi came barreling at them, just missing them before crashing into a concrete barrier.

[10/21/2014|4:36]. Chilling Video: Cameraman narrowly escapes semi-truck crash - fox5sandiego.com
[Tuesday] WATCH: Out-of-control semi truck barely avoids hitting local news crew Globalnews.ca

[10/21/2014|2:58]. Texas DPS trooper injured in 18-wheeler accident - KGNS.tv
[Tuesday] Texas DPS trooper injured in 18-wheeler accident KGNS.tv Authorities said the trooper was conducting a traffic stop on highway 288 near Angleton, when another vehicle smashed into one of the vehicles. ANGLETON, TEXAS (KGNS) - A Texas D.P.S. trooper was injured Monday afternoon in an accident involving an ...

[10/20/2014|23:49]. Horror truck crash on Sydney's northern beaches - Yahoo!7 News
[Monday] Horror truck crash on Sydney's northern beaches Yahoo!7 News According to witnesses, the truck driver was driving down Warringah Rd and turned left on Pittwater Road. It then hit the median strip and crossed the road before overturning. There are seven injured in the accident, including the driver of the truck.

[10/20/2014|21:59]..Man sentenced to 57 years for killing 4 while driving under the influence
[Monday] A man was sentenced Monday to 57 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of intoxication manslaughter. According to the District Attorney's Office, Ruben Galindo, 61, was driving his 18-wheeler the wrong way on Highway 90 on April 13, 2013, when he slammed head-on into an SUV with a family of five inside. Kenneth and Melissa Koontz, both 46, and their two daughters, Madison, 18, and ...

[10/20/2014|21:39]. One person dead after shooting, crash involving dump truck - wreg.com
[Monday] One person dead after shooting, crash involving dump truck wreg.com MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One person is dead after a shooting and a crash involving a dump truck and a SUV. Police were called at about 12:45 p.m. about the crash, which happened on Riverdale near Fox Hedge. The victim was pronounced dead, and it was later ...

[10/20/2014|20:55]..Alcohol may be a factor in crash on Trans-Canada Highway near Oak Lake
[Monday] Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in a two-vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway near Oak Lake that sent three men to hospital Monday afternoon. A red GMC Sierra pickup truck and a white Volvo semi-trailer were involved in the collision which occurred on Highway 1 at the intersection

[10/20/2014|20:8]..Both directions of I-10 near Sheldon & Beltway 8 reopen
[Monday] Parts of I-10 in Channelview were temporarily shut down Monday afternoon after an accident involving an 18-wheeler.  The truck struck a utility pole, bringing down power lines across the freeway.

[10/20/2014|19:24]..Trooper injured while conducting truck inspection on Highway 288
[Monday] A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was rushed to the hospital after his SUV was crushed between an 18-wheeler carrying pipes and a pickup pulling a trailer full of hay.

[10/20/2014|17:53]. 18-wheeler hits French Quarter home on Chartres Street, FOX 8 reports - The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com
[Monday] 18-wheeler hits French Quarter home on Chartres Street, FOX 8 reports The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com An 18-wheeler hit a French Quarter home Sunday morning (Oct. 19), damaging a man's porch and taking down a stop sign on Chartres Street. Our news partners at FOX 8 report the wreck happened around 6 a.m. in the 1300 block of Chartres Street near the ...

[10/20/2014|17:44]. Two semi-truck crashes snarl I-5 at Northgate; news camera crew nearly hit - Q13 FOX
[Monday] Crash crunches I-5 commute south into Seattle San Antonio Express-News

[10/20/2014|16:27]..Crash crunches I-5 commute south into Seattle
[Monday] SEATTLE (AP) — A truck wreck on southbound Interstate 5 in north Seattle early Monday went from bad to worse as other vehicles crashed on spilled fuel and commuters backed up for 10 miles trying to drive into the city.

[10/20/2014|13:16]..18-wheeler damages French Quarter home
[Monday] An 18-wheeler making the turn from Chartres to Barracks Street ended up knocking down a stop sign and crushing the porch of Levy Easterly's 124-year-old home.

[10/18/2014|19:49]. Police and fire fighters respond to logging truck wreck in Green Valley - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
[Saturday] Police and fire fighters respond to logging truck wreck in Green Valley Bluefield Daily Telegraph The truck is owned by Cundiff Trucking Inc., in Wirtz, Va. Emergency responders got the call to respond to the wreck at about 8:40 a.m. A forklift finished re-loading the truck at about 11:45 a.m.. In addition to Bish, Sgt. S.C. Cary, also of the ...

[10/18/2014|19:49]..Timothy Peters survives wild day to win 'Dega truck race
[Saturday] With a last-lap shove from Tayler Malsam, Timothy Peters powers ahead of Ryan Blaney to win the Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on a day when there is no shortage of excitement, wild wrecks and disappointed drivers.

[10/18/2014|4:39]. I-75 wrecks cause injuries - Valdosta Daily Times
[Saturday] I-75 wrecks cause injuries Valdosta Daily Times The commercial vehicle went off the right outside shoulder. The truck driver overcorrected back to the left and began to lose control. The first trailer struck the guard rail on the outside shoulder. It began to overturn, and the cab and double ...

[10/17/2014|21:37]..Train strikes 18-wheeler in New Braunfels
[Friday] A train collided with an 18-wheeler in New Braunfels Friday afternoon, New Braunfels police said. The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Krueger Canyon Road. Investigators said the driver of the 18-wheeler was attempted to cross the unprotected tracks when it was struck on the passenger side by a Union Pacific train. Investigators said the crossing only had a stop sign ...

[10/17/2014|16:56]. Troopers arrest tractor driver who caused double 18-wheeler crash on LA 67 - WGMB FOX 44
[Friday] Troopers arrest tractor driver who caused double 18-wheeler crash on LA 67 WGMB FOX 44 CLINTON, LA (FOX44) — The man who caused two 18-wheelers to crash on LA Highway 67 is now in jail, according to Louisiana State Police. Troopers arrested Edward G. Delee, 52, after an “extensive investigation and with the assistance of several tips ...

[10/17/2014|12:22]. Truck accident that closed Route 3 west, finally cleared - NJ.com
[Friday] Truck accident that closed Route 3 west, finally cleared NJ.com A truck accident on Route 3 west in Clifton which delayed traffic during the morning rush and affected NJ Transit bus service has been cleared from the highway. As of 1:05 p.m., NJ Transit reported that bus service on Route 3 was operating on or close ...

[10/16/2014|19:30]..Turnpike reopened after truck accident in Bucks
[Thursday] A stretch of the westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike was closed for three hours Thursday after a tractor-trailer jackknifed, struck a bridge and released about 100 gallons of diesel fuel into the Neshamin

[10/16/2014|4:33]. Train slams into 18-wheeler, injuring trucker - The Times and Democrat
[Thursday] Train slams into 18-wheeler, injuring trucker The Times and Democrat A southbound train smashed an 18-wheeler that stopped at an Orangeburg rail crossing early Wednesday, injuring the trucker and blocking traffic for hours. Authorities said 47-year-old ... An in-car video camera captured the crash. It showed that ...

[10/16/2014|4:30]..Train slams into 18-wheeler, injuring trucker
[Thursday] A southbound train smashed an 18-wheeler that stopped at an Orangeburg rail crossing early Wednesday, injuring the trucker and blocking traffic for hours.

[10/14/2014|23:15]. UPDATE | Victim identified in fatal wreck involving 18 wheeler in Warren County - WRDW-TV
[Tuesday] One Person Killed In Warren County Crash WJBF-TV

[10/14/2014|15:22]..Vidor 18-wheeler accident injures one
[Tuesday] VIDOR - A collision between an 18 wheeler and a car has injured one person in Vidor. ...

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