Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: October 26 – November 2
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One person was killed in a truck accident involving two commercial vehicles in Florida. The Florida highway patrol tells WESH Channel 2 in Orlando that the wreck involving a dump truck and a semi tractor-trailer happened on Central Florida Parkway between U.S. 441 and the Turnpike.
Chicago area news blog Chicago Breaking News Center reports that a construction worker was struck and killed by a gravel truck on October 31 while the worker was directing traffic. The driver was ticketed for failing to yield to a flagger. Drugs or alcohol were ruled out as factors in the crash.
An eighty-year-old man and his 78-year-old wife were killed in Phenix City, Alabama on October 29 when their vehicle and a freight-liner truck collided near the intersection of Highways 80 and 280 according to local television station WSFA. That accident remains under investigation.
On a narrow road providing access to an interstate in West Virginia, a man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer, reports WSAZ of West Virginia. Authorities have charged the truck driver with felony negligent homicide.
According to the Worthington Daily Globe of Worthington, Minnesota a local man was in critical condition following an accident at the intersection of Minnesota 60 and Jackson County 24 in which a passenger vehicle collided with a 1976 International grain truck hauling soybeans. The 78-year-old driver of the soybean truck was treated and released. His truck sustained minor damage while the passenger vehicle was totaled.
Three people lost their lives and five were injured in a 3-vehicle truck accident on Friday October 30 on Idaho Highway 75 in Blaine County, Idaho. Idaho’s Times-News quotes Blaine County officials as saying that the accident involved a car, SUV and flatbed truck.
Truck Accident Weekly Roundup
Day: October 26 – November 2, 2009
Type of Accident: Fatality Truck Crash