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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.

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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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[8/1/2014|0:50]. Two dead in big rig vs. sedan crash south of Fowler - Modesto Bee
[Friday] Two dead in big rig vs. sedan crash south of Fowler Modesto Bee Three people, believed to be from Selma, were riding in a Kia Sephia sedan that was hit from behind by a semi-truck while at a stop sign at Manning and Fowler avenues around 12:20 p.m., said CHP Sgt. Joseph Bianchi. The two passengers in the Kia were ...

[8/1/2014|0:46]. Pedestrian struck, killed by large truck in Seattle; James St. closed from 8th ... - Q13 FOX
[Friday] Seattle police investigate fatal downtown hit-and-run KING5.com

[8/1/2014|0:14]. One hospitalized after car crashes into semi - Sioux Falls Argus Leader
[Friday] Woman Charged With DUI Following Crash KELOLAND TV

[7/31/2014|23:34]. Large crash involving dump truck shuts down Burlington Skyway Bridge - The Weather Network
[Thursday] CTV News

[7/31/2014|23:7]. Hwy 71 North still stalled after fatal 18-wheeler wreck - KSLA-TV
[Thursday] CT Post

[7/31/2014|21:39]. Man killed in North Austin 18-wheeler crash identified - KVUE
[Thursday] Man killed in North Austin 18-wheeler crash identified KVUE Michael Raymond Mitchell, the driver of the blue 18-wheeler, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to officials. The driver of the black 18-wheeler stayed at the scene to speak with detectives and refused medical treatment. The crash is still ...

[7/31/2014|19:51]. Truck wreck, hazardous materials spill snarled Inner Loop traffic on Capital ... - WJLA
[Thursday] Truck wreck, hazardous materials spill snarled Inner Loop traffic on Capital ... WJLA Police said two other vehicles were also involved in the crash. As hazmat crews worked to clean up the spill, police had to divert Inner Loop traffic onto U.S. 29/Colesville Road in Montgomery County. While three of four lanes were cleared and reopened ...

[7/31/2014|19:41]. Fiery expressway accident leaves Valley man dead - Brownsville Herald
[Thursday] Fiery expressway accident leaves Valley man dead Brownsville Herald Donna police officers investigate after a multiple vehicle crash that involved a South Texas College bus Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Salinas Blvd. exit in Donna. A passenger of a pickup truck died after the vehicle caught fire on Expressway 83 ...

[7/31/2014|18:46]. One Person Injured In Tanker Truck Accident - WDTV
[Thursday] One Person Injured In Tanker Truck Accident WDTV Officials have cleared the scene of the accident, and traffic is moving smoothy on Route 50. There is no word on the victim's condition. Original Story: One person was taken to United Hospital Center after an accident with a tanker truck on Route 50 ...

[7/31/2014|15:34]. Pierce County Sheriff: Name of Driver Killed in Tanker-truck Accident Released - 1011now
[Thursday] Sioux City Journal

[7/31/2014|14:44]. JPD, JFD and Entergy on scene of truck accident involving power pole - Mississippi News Now
[Thursday] JPD, JFD and Entergy on scene of truck accident involving power pole Mississippi News Now The crash is near Marion Dunbar Street . The truck hit a power pole and wires came down onto the truck. Our crew says JPD, JFD, and Entergy are all on the scene. Officer Colendula Green tells us that the accident happened at around 8:47 this morning.

[7/31/2014|14:27]. Trash truck in Bristol Twp. wreck to be checked for mechanical flaws - Bucks County Courier Times
[Thursday] Trash truck in Bristol Twp. wreck to be checked for mechanical flaws Bucks County Courier Times BRISTOL TOWNSHIP — Police will inspect the trash truck that rolled over onto a minivan carrying three people Tuesday to see if a mechanical failure led to the crash. Bristol Township acting Chief John Godzieba said Wednesday that Tullytown Officer ...

[7/31/2014|13:37]. Truck crashes increase across the US - First Coast News
[Thursday] Truck crashes increase across the US First Coast News In 2013 Duval County came in at number 7 among the Florida counties with the most truck crashes, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. In 2014, Duval already had 50 by February. "The reason for that is because we got one of the ...

[7/31/2014|13:10]. Semi-truck driver killed in Rock County crash - Madison.com
[Thursday] Wisconsin highway closed due to fatal wreck WREX-TV

[7/31/2014|12:0]. 18-wheeler accident leaves one dead in north Caddo - Shreveport Times
[Thursday] 18-wheeler accident leaves one dead in north Caddo Shreveport Times U.S Highway 71's northbound lane south of Hosston is partially closed this morning after a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler. The crash happened before 4 a.m. today near the intersection of U.S. 71 and St. John's Church Road north of Interstate 49.

[7/31/2014|11:22]. 18-wheeler wreck closes ramp onto bayway - WEAR
[Thursday] 18-wheeler wreck closes ramp onto bayway WEAR TRAFFIC ALERT: The east bound ramp onto the Bayway in Spanish Fort is closed this morning. An 18-wheeler crashed and caught on fire overnight. The driver was burned but is expected to be okay. Investigators are on scene to see if the structure is sound.

[7/31/2014|10:55]. Motorcycle rider Nicholas Stucker, 28, killed in Gary crash - WLS-TV
[Thursday] Motorcycle rider Nicholas Stucker, 28, killed in Gary crash WLS-TV A motorcyclist died Wednesday night after his bike crashed in to the back of a semi in Gary. About 7:45 p.m., Nicholas Stucker, 28, was driving a 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle on to the southbound Interstate 65 ramp from eastbound Interstate 80 when the ...

[7/31/2014|9:33]. CPSO: One dead in 18-wheeler crash on Hwy 71 North - KSLA-TV
[Thursday] CPSO: One dead in 18-wheeler crash on Hwy 71 North KSLA-TV A truck driver is dead after crashing an 18-wheeler in North Caddo Parish Thursday morning. It happened around 3:30 a.m. on Highway 71 North near St. John's Church Road. That's near where the newest section of I-49 ends near Hosston, Louisiana.

[7/31/2014|7:16]. Truck accident shuts down exit ramp - WTOV Steubenville
[Thursday] Truck accident shuts down exit ramp WTOV Steubenville Truck accident shuts down exit ramp. Updated: Thursday, July 31 2014, 03:08 AM EDT. BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio-- Officials with the Ohio State Highway Patrol were busy Thursday morning cleaning up after a semi-truck overturn. Officials say it happened ...

[7/30/2014|21:38]. Woman charged in fatal Bastrop wreck - Austin American-Statesman
[Wednesday] Woman charged in fatal Bastrop wreck Austin American-Statesman Lorenzo Ruiz died at the scene of the crash that involved four vehicles, the officials said. Ruiz had been stopped in his pickup at a red light on Texas 71 when a pickup truck driven by Hodgson rear-ended his vehicle, according to the DPS. The two cars ...

[7/30/2014|21:31]. US 79 reopens after hazmat tanker truck wreck in Caddo Parish - KSLA-TV
[Wednesday] TRAFFIC ALERT: Hwy 79 closed due to tanker crash and HAZMAT spill KTAL

[7/30/2014|21:11]. I-110 South open again after 18-wheeler crash - WBRZ
[Wednesday] 18-wheeler on I-110 North goes over concrete wall Bayoubuzz

[7/30/2014|20:46]. Victim of I-70 fatal accident ID'd; search continues for semi-truck involved - KMOV.com
[Wednesday] KSDK

[7/30/2014|20:43]. No injuries in Jamestown train wreck involving dump truck - Greensboro News & Record
[Wednesday] No injuries in Jamestown train wreck involving dump truck Greensboro News & Record Pinecroft Sedgefield Fire Department Lt. Holt Alcon surveys the tracks near the site where an Amtrak train struck a dump truck on Mackay Road, near Atwater Drive on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Jamestown, N.C. No one was injured when the train hit the ...

[7/30/2014|20:43]. Two Cleveland firefighters face criminal charges after fire truck wreck - STATter911
[Wednesday] Two Cleveland firefighters face criminal charges after fire truck wreck STATter911 According to Mary Kilpatrick at Northeast Ohio Media Group, the original story from the two men was that a white car cut off the rig causing the crash. But what caused that story to fall apart is what causes many cover-ups to go down in flames these ...

[7/30/2014|17:30]. Truck Accidents Surge, But There's No National Outcry - NBCNews.com
[Wednesday] Truck Accidents Surge, But There's No National Outcry NBCNews.com Early on the morning of Aug. 1, 2006, as Dan Lindner prepared to leave his Illinois home for work, he kissed each of his two boys good bye. But before he could walk out the door, 15-month-old Aidan came waddling over for a second kiss. Not to be ...

[7/30/2014|15:54]. Updated: Driver of 18-Wheeler in I-20 Crash Passes - Big Country Homepage
[Wednesday] Driver dies at Abilene hospital after 18-wheeler bridge crash KTXS

[7/30/2014|15:38]. I-35 reopens after deadly crash near Braker Lane - KXAN.com
[Wednesday] Deadly crash in North Austin MyFox Austin

[7/30/2014|15:33]. I-35 open after fatal 18-wheeler crash - Austin American-Statesman
[Wednesday] Deadly crash in North Austin MyFox Austin

[7/30/2014|10:23]. Fatal semi-truck crash shuts down westbound I-70 in Madison County - KMOV.com
[Wednesday] Fatal semi-truck crash shuts down westbound I-70 in Madison County KMOV.com (KMOV) – Westbound Interstate 70 near Troy, Ill. was shut down starting at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday after a fatal car accident. According to Illinois State Police, two semi-trucks and a car crashed near mile marker 18 in Madison County. One semi-truck and a ...

[7/30/2014|4:29]. Bicyclist dragged by garbage truck in South End - Boston Globe
[Wednesday] Truck driver cooperating with cops after bicycle crash Boston Herald

[7/30/2014|1:23]. 18-Wheeler Accident on 277 - Big Country Homepage
[Wednesday] 18-Wheeler Accident on 277 Big Country Homepage According to Trooper on scene, the driver climbed his way down the truck. An 18-wheeler accident has been reported on 277 south of the FM 89 intersection. According to a trooper on scene, the driver is being transported to the hospital due to a head ...

[7/29/2014|22:58]. 18-Wheeler Accident Sends One Man to the Hospital - WHTC
[Tuesday] 18-Wheeler Accident Sends One Man to the Hospital WHTC UNDATED (WHTC) -- An accident in Polkton Township this afternoon sent a Wyoming man to the hospital with serious injuries. Ottawa County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Allman reports that an 18-wheeler driven by 47-year-old Neal Bouchard was southbound ...

[7/29/2014|17:21]. US 79 remains closed following hazmat tanker truck wreck in Caddo Parish - KSLA-TV
[Tuesday] US 79 remains closed following hazmat tanker truck wreck in Caddo Parish KSLA-TV US 79 remains closed to traffic at Bethany State Line Rd. in Caddo Parish after a wreck involving a tanker truck carrying hazardous materials Tuesday morning. The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office said they expect the road to remain closed for another ...

[7/29/2014|16:51]. UPDATE | Driver taken to hospital after 18-wheeler accident - WRDW-TV
[Tuesday] UPDATE | Driver taken to hospital after 18-wheeler accident WRDW-TV NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW) -- North Augusta Public Safety is investigating an accident involving an 18-wheeler on Laurel Lake Drive outside a weigh station. North Augusta dispatch says officers responded around 2:15 a.m. to a call about a ...

[7/29/2014|14:53]. Victim identified in deadly crash involving 18-wheeler - WCTI12.com
[Tuesday] NEW INFO: ECSU Administrator Killed In Bertie County Wreck WITN

[7/29/2014|2:19]. Truck accident shuts down I-95 southbound at 207 Monday night - Florida Times-Union
[Tuesday] Truck accident shuts down I-95 southbound at 207 Monday night Florida Times-Union Troopers said Dotson failed to slow down quickly enough, then tried to swerve to avoid collision, but rear-ended Nowlin's truck. The accident ripped open one of the trucks, spilling thousands of empty aluminum cans across the roadway. That's when a ...

[7/26/2014|21:55]. 18 wheeler wreck blocks eastbound traffic on I-10 - WLOX
[Saturday] 18 wheeler wreck blocks eastbound traffic on I-10 WLOX WLOX News has received word from the Mississippi Department of Transportation that there is an accident involving an 18 wheeler that has eastbound traffic backed up on Interstate 10. According to the MDOT traffic alert system, the accident occurred ...

[7/26/2014|9:2]. One killed in 18-wheeler wreck on I-20 - Marshall News Messenger
[Saturday] One killed in 18-wheeler wreck on I-20 Marshall News Messenger The remnants of a Wes-Flo Trucking and Transport 18-wheeler is twisted around a tree Friday near the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 just east of Highway 59, Friday. See more photos at marshallnewsmessenger.com ...

[7/25/2014|22:57]. One dead in 18-wheeler accident - Marshall News Messenger
[Friday] One dead in 18-wheeler accident Marshall News Messenger Marshall Fire Department Chief Reggie Cooper confirmed the death of the driver of an 18-wheeler tractor trailer that crashed into a tree and caught fire on I-20 near the intersection of Highway 59 earlier today. “There is one deceased person that we ...

[7/25/2014|22:4]. 18-wheelers wreck, shut down one lane of I-12 - WBRZ
[Friday] 18-wheelers wreck, shut down one lane of I-12 WBRZ LIVINGSTON - Traffic officials said a wreck involving two 18-wheelers closed one lane of I-12 West in Livingston Parish Friday afternoon, backing up traffic for miles. The wreck happened near the Livingston exit. State Police said a pair of big rigs ...

[7/25/2014|21:30]. Crash report: Stop sign was down at point where woman pulled in front of 18 ... - Lufkin Daily News
[Friday] Crash report: Stop sign was down at point where woman pulled in front of 18 ... Lufkin Daily News As seen in the center of this photo taken after an accident that claimed the life of an 18-year-old Austin woman Wednesday night, a temporary stop sign was lying face-down where the woman failed to yield right-of-way to an oncoming 18-wheeler. The skid ...

[7/25/2014|13:25]. Wasp causes semi-truck crash into fish market; 5 injured - WNCN
[Friday] Wasp causes semi-truck crash into fish market; 5 injured WNCN The driver lost control, and the 18-wheeler hit a city bus before slamming into a fish market. The building partially collapsed due to the crash. Five people were hurt, two inside the building and three on the bus, but none of them suffered life ...

[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|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 ...

[7/21/2014|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 ...

[7/18/2014|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

[7/16/2014|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|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|17:7]. 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.

[7/9/2014|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 ...

[7/4/2014|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 ...

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