Category Archives: Truck Accidents

Local and national news about truck accidents, including semi accident, 18 wheeler accident and other collisions with other commercial vehicles.

Are Older Truck Drivers Putting You In Danger?

Did you know that there is a truck driver shortage? According to some estimates, around 48,000 truck drivers are needed to fill seats at trucking companies. And since almost 70 percent of the country’s goods are shipped by truck, a shortage like this could spell disaster for the economy. So how are shipping companies making up for this shortage? They…
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Why Does An Aviation Bill Have Rules About Truckers?

The laws of 22 states require truckers to rest and take meal breaks more frequently than the federal government’s minimum standards. Considering that fatigue is one of the leading causes of truck-related accidents, it is actually surprising that more states don’t have laws like this, but the trucking industry is taking action to make sure other states don’t make trucker…
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How Much Damage Can A Sleepy Trucker Cause?

Large powerful engines, gigantic trailers, and tons of cargo make semi-trucks some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road. Their size can carry several risks for cars on the road near them, so the drivers of these vehicles have to be extra cautious while hauling a load. However, drivers can be pushed too far and accidents can happen… How…
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Chain-Reaction Crash Proves Fatal

Just north of Miami, a truck carrying concrete barriers pulled out of a construction zone and merged onto Interstate 75. After joining traffic the truck was hit by a Mitsubishi car that got lodged under the rig and dragged almost a quarter of a mile down the road. While still in motion, another car, a white BMW, hit the trailer…
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Six Hurt in Hollywood, Florida Fire Rescue Truck Crash

WFOR-TV reported that in mid-March an auto accident involving a car and a Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue truck injured six people, including a child. According to the report, after the truck and car collided, one of the vehicles struck a fire hydrant, leading to water flooding the crash scene. Following the wreck, the car was reportedly mangled and the fire…
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Could Tread Separating from a Tire Cause a Dump Truck Crash?

Tragically, a dump truck driver was killed in late October in a rollover accident that was caused by the tread separating from one of the vehicle’s tires. The incident took place near Pine Hills, Florida on a Wednesday morning along State Road 408, according to WFTV-TV. As the dump truck was traveling west on SR 408, it lost control when…
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