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I-95 Mult Truck Crash

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Southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in the Greenwich-Stamford area are reopening after an accident involving three tractor trailers and two motor vehicles.

The crash happened between exits 5 and 6 at 2:35 a.m. Friday morning and the southbound lanes were closed, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Police said a car spun out of control and a tractor-trailer tried unsuccessfully to swerve to avoid a collision. The other tractor-trailers and another remaining motor vehicle also tried to avoid a crash, but collided and piled up.

State police reported a small fuel leak from one of the tractor trailers.

Police believe there were no major injuries.

From NBC Connecticut

I-805 Truck Accident

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NATIONAL CITY — A woman suffered minor injuries Wednesday morning in crash that left her car underneath a big rig.

The accident on south Interstate 805 at Sweetwater Road was reported just after 7:30 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said.

The truck driver said he was in one of the right lanes when the car “came from out of nowhere.” It ended up being lodged under the rig at a 90 degree angle.

National City firefighters freed the woman from the wreckage. She was taken to a hospital.

The two right lanes of the roadway were blocked leaving traffic backed up almost to East Plaza Boulevard. The CHP issued a traffic alert.

From SignOnSanDiego

Two Killed by Amtrak Train

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Two local men are dead after their truck collided with a freight train in the Dodge County Village of Reeseville. The Dodge County Sheriff's Department said the railroad gates were down at the time of the crash, but two men drove around them.

Neighbors say the railroad signals sounded as a freight train slowly approached the railroad crossing on Main St. The train even came to a complete stop.

The two men assumed there was no danger, but there was a second track. They couldn't see or hear the Amtrak train coming on the second track. So they drove around the stopped train and were killed on impact.

The equipment that controls the signals and gates caught fire and was destroyed. Trains are now slowed until the repairs are completed.

The Dodge County Sheriff's Department has not yet released the names of the two men who were killed. No one aboard the Amtrak train was hurt.

From Fox 6 Now

Mississippi Trucking Accident

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Oil tank truck rolls over near Lumberton

First responders remained at the scene of an early-afternoon accident involving an oil tank truck that has blocked the southbound lane of U.S. 11 near Lumberton.

James Smith, Lamar County emergency management director, said an 18-wheeler hauling crude oil had tried to maneuver around a construction vehicle about 1:40 p.m. where work is being done on the highway north of Lumberton.

“He tried to go around, hit some soft dirt on the edge of the road and rolled it over,” Smith said. “It’s on its side.”

The area where the accident occurred already was closed to through traffic because of the road construction.

“The only thing really affected is there at Hess Road and the Hunt refinery,” Smith said. “The rest of it was all blocked off before.”

Smith said no oil had leaked from the tanker and that another 18-wheeler was en route to offload the crude.

“Wreckers are there, and once they get about half of it out, they’ll get the truck back upright, and then offload the rest,” Smith said.

Smith said crews expected to have the scene cleared by 6 p.m.

From Hattiesburg American

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A one-vehicle accident late Friday afternoon killed an Abilene man in Eastland County.

Darian Lee Cain, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:43 p.m. by Dr. Kelly Cox.

According to the Department of Public Safety, Cain was driving a 2010 Freightliner 18-wheeler eastbound on Interstate 20 near mile marker 363 when he lost control about 5:50 p.m. The truck left the roadway and struck a bridge before sliding into a creek.

The weather was clear and the highway was dry at the time of the accident, the DPS report stated.

Cain's body was taken to Edwards Funeral Home in Eastland.

The crash is being investigated by DPS Trooper Tim Pitts.

From Reporter News

Cement Truck Crash

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A car collided with a cement truck in northeast D.C. Tuesday afternoon, making a mess of traffic in the area as rush hour approached.

The northbound car apparently collided with the truck before 2 p.m. in the area of North Capitol Street south of Harewood Road, according to D.C. Fire and EMS. The car was split in half.

The driver of the car, who was trapped inside, had to be rescued by D.C. Fire and EMS and was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

A car seat visible inside the car caused concern that a child may have been inside, but no child was found. D.C. Fire and EMS used a heat-seeking camera and found no other victims.

D.C. Fire and EMS used a heavy wrecker to lift the cement truck.

From NBC Washington

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MURFREESBORO — Slick driving conditions after heavy storms likely contributed to a fatal Monday morning wreck on Interstate 24 in which a cargo truck driver was killed when he rear-ended an 18-wheeler, officials said.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the cargo truck driver as 59-year-old William D. Stewart of New Hope, Ala. Stewart was driving a 2006 Freightliner box truck hauling janitorial supplies when he collided with a 2000 Peterbilt tractor-trailer hauling tires.

"He was pinned in," said Randy White, a spokesman for the Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service. "Our guys were very heroic on that call. We just couldn't get to him."

Authorities had to block westbound traffic on I-24 while they responded to the wreck near mile marker 87.

The driver of the Peterbilt truck is 59-year-old Thaddeus Hightower of Belvidere, Tenn., and Emergency Medical Service crews took him to Middle Tennessee Medical Center, where he "has been treated and released," MTMC spokeswoman Angie Boyd-Chambers said.

According to the THP report, Hightower was traveling westbound in the right lane and was slowing down for traffic ahead due to an earlier accident when Stewart's truck rear-ended Hightower's truck.

The local EMS took the call at 10:16 a.m. and had ambulance crews and paramedics joining in the response with the Rescue Squad, deputies and troopers.

White said EMS responded to multiple wrecks Monday.

"People are hydroplaning is what the problem is," he said. "We've had so much rain."

Another I-24 wreck on the eastbound side and south of state Route 840 involved a Rutherford County Solid Waste truck returning a recycling bin back to the Sam's store in Murfreesboro, confirmed Mac Nolen, the county's director of Solid Waste. The longtime driver was Willie Hayes, whom Nolen took to MTMC as a precaution.

"He wasn't hurt at all," Nolen said. "We just took him to make sure he was OK. His blood pressure was up a little. After being through what he went through, I can understand. My blood pressure would be high. He says he'll be back at work (today)."

Hayes was still at the hospital as of 7:55 p.m., said Boyd-Chambers, the MTMC spokeswoman. "He's in good condition," she said.

The wreck also involved two tractor-trailers and a car that wound up in a large mud puddle, Nolen said.

"Details of the wreck are still being investigated," said Nolen, adding that ambulance crews delivered the unidentified woman driving the car and one of the truck drivers to the hospital.

The solid waste truck is about 11 years old.

"For us, it was kind of a newer truck because we're running a bunch of older trucks," Nolen said. "It may be totaled. We'll do some checking to see what it will cost to repair it and see what insurance will cover."

From DNJ

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FLOYD COUNTY — A dump truck hit at least three vehicles at two sites on U.S. 150 just west of Greenville Wednesday morning.

Floyd County Sheriff Darrell Mills said a tri-axle dump truck hit a couple of cars at U.S. 150 and Ind. 335. The driver continued down U.S. 150 and hit another vehicle at Voyles Road about a half mile away.

Mills said no one was injured in the accident at Voyles Road, but injuries were reported at the accidents at Ind. 335. He said he didn’t have any information on the extent of those injuries.

Mills said it’s uncertain why the driver continued after the first set of vehicles were hit, but blood tests conducted on the driver should be complete Thursday.

“We have a standard procedure for us to draw blood and see if there was any kind of intoxication,” Mills said.

Mills said more information about the accidents should be available Thursday.

“It’s under investigation and we’ll see what happens here,” Mills said. “We’ll get with the prosecutor and see what we’ll do from this point.”

From News & Tribune

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FLORENCE COUNTY, SC – The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident involving a log truck Thursday morning that closed part of Francis Marion Road.

Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins, spokesman for the SCHP, said the accident occurred along Francis Marion Road near Tabernacle Road in Florence County around 10:45 a.m.

Two people were killed when the log truck they were traveling in on Francis Marion Road went off the left side of the roadway and hit a dirt embankment. The collision caused logs from the truck to be ejected from the truck, which killed the two occupants.

Florence County Coroner Bubba Matthews has identified the driver of the truck as 37-year-old Kevin Mitchell of McClellanville. Matthews also identified the passenger as Hulgh L. Boykin, 24, also of McClellanville.

Collins said Francis Marion Road has reopened after the South Carolina Highway Patrol's Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team investigated the accident.

From WMBF

Truck Accident on Interstate 82

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SELAH, Wash. — No serious injuries were reported Friday evening when a semi driver forced a small car off Interstate 82 by making an unsafe lane change, the Washington State Patrol reported.

The collision happened about 5:20 p.m. 11 miles north of Selah as both vehicles were eastbound.

When the truck changed lanes it forced the car off the highway where it struck a guardrail before returning to the highway and striking the truck, troopers said.

The driver of the Toyota Tercel — Lisa Helmer, 36, of East Wenatchee was treated at a Yakima hospital for bruised head and then released.

Her passenger — Nicole Helmer, 15, of East Wenatchee — was not hurt, according to a patrol news release.

The semi driver — Beverly Dorn, 39, of Chickamauga, Ga. — was not hurt. She was expected to receive a ticket for making an unsafe lane change, troopers said.

All occupants were wearing seat belts. Intoxicants were not suspects, according to the news release.

From Yakima Herald
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