Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: March 01 – March 08
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Chicago Breaking News Center reports that a CTA bus and a semitrailer truck collided at the intersection of Loomis Street and Cermak Road in Chicago leaving 13 people injured, one critically. Officials are currently investigating the cause of this big rig crash.
Newsobserver.com reports that several people were injured on I-40 near Cary, North Carolina when a tractor-trailer plowed into a passenger vehicle that had slowed due to a fender-bender in the roadway ahead of it. The impact of the big rig left the passenger vehicle crushed beneath the truck, and the truck then dragged that vehicle into a second passenger vehicle. North Carolina Highway Patrol states that charges are pending in this multi-vehicle truck accident.
Roanoke.com reports that a bicyclist was killed when he was struck by a tractor-trailer on U.S. 460 at Avery Row in Roanoke County, Virginia. Virginia State Police and Roanoke County Police authorities are investigating this truck crash.
Cjonline.com reports that a woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash on I-70 near downtown Topeka, Kansas when the trailer of a semitrailer traveling in the lane beside her made contact with her vehicle sending it crashing into the shoulder of the road. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for injuries. The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating.
Wausaudailyherald.com reports that a tanker truck carrying milk struck a passenger vehicle on Highway 97 near North Street in Stratford, Wisconsin leaving the driver of the passenger vehicle with internal injuries. The driver was transported to a local hospital by medical helicopter. A 23-month-old child in the passenger vehicle was not injured, according to Marathon County Sheriff’s Department officials.
OregonLive.com reports that a man was killed when his truck struck 1,000-pound hay bales that had fallen onto Highway 58 in Lane County, Oregon from a semi-trailer truck. The semi-trailer truck was observed negotiating a sharp curve when the bales fell to the roadway. The semi-trailer did not stop and Oregon State Police request that the public share any info they might have regarding this truck accident.