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Archive for May, 2010

TYLER, TX – A fuel tanker truck overturned and collided with a semi trailer truck Friday, May 23, 2010, in a busy area of Smith County, Texas, spilling a large amount of gas and causing serious traffic delays. The truck accident occurred at the juncture of Troup Highway and Loop 323 in the city of Tyler, TX. The area is in the northeast section of the state, about 98 miles southeast of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro region, 235 miles northeast of Austin and 100 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

Tyler city workers and Haz-mat crews shoveled dirt and foam on the spilled gas in order to contain it and keep it from spreading in the area.

At around 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon a tanker truck carrying 8500 gallons of gasoline was traveling in Tyler, TX. The tanker truck belonged to Duncan Thompson Transport, based in Atlanta, TX, and had left a nearby refinery headed to Whitehouse, TX with a delivery.
The tanker truck had reached the intersection of Troup Highway and Loop 323 and was attempting to make a turn when the unidentified driver lost control of the rig. The tanker truck flipped over on its side during the turn and then crashed into another semi trailer truck owned by TNi Trucking, based out of Missouri. ... Read More

ROXBURY, NJ – A semi trailer truck crashed into a NJ state work crew truck Wednesday morning, May 19, 2010, in Morris County, New Jersey, setting off a fire and creating miles of traffic delays. The truck accident occurred as highway crews were attempting to make road repairs on Route 80 near the town of Roxbury, NJ. The accident area is in the north central section of the state, about 70 miles east of Allentown, Pennsylvania and 47 miles west of New York, New York.

The diesel fuel that had spilled out of the semi truck ignited and within seconds the two trucks were engulfed in flames and black smoke filled the air.

On Wednesday morning a New Jersey State Department of Transportation crew was working on the westbound lanes of Route 80, filling potholes and other road repair work. While the road work crew worked a NJ DOT truck was stopped behind them to protect them from oncoming traffic. The DOT truck was driven by 59 year old Myron Waciuva of Oak Ridge, NJ and was equipped with a lighted directional sign warning other vehicles that a work crew was on the highway. ... Read More

XENIA, OH – Slippery roads may have contributed to a truck accident Monday afternoon, may 17, 2010, in Greene County, Ohio. The collision between a dump truck with an attached trailer and a utility truck occurred on Ohio Highway US 42 east of Bickett Road, in Xenia, OH near Wilberforce University. The truck accident area is east of the Dayton, OH metro region in the southwest section of the state, about 62 miles southwest of Columbus, OH and about 55 miles northeast of Cincinnati, OH.

The truck accident forced the utility truck off the highway and it ended up in a field on the right side of the roadway.The impact of the collision caused the dump truck and its trailer to rollover onto its side and it finally came to a rest blocking the traffic lanes on US 42.

Shortly after 12 noon on Monday an unidentified truck driver was driving a dump truck with an attached trailer carrying a construction bulldozer. The trailer truck was in the area of Xenia in Greene County, headed southwest on US 42. As the truck traveled in the area just east of Bickett Road a car traveling in front of the truck suddenly came to a stop on the highway. ... Read More

FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO – A semi truck accident Friday morning, May 14, 2010, on a Missouri Highway killed one woman and left five others injured. A passenger minivan rear-ended a semi trailer truck on Interstate 44 by the juncture with Highway 100 near Gray Summit in Franklin County, southwest of the St. Louis, MO metropolitan region. The truck accident area is in the far-east central section of the state, 57 miles west of Belleville, Illinois and 213 miles north of Pocahontas, Arkansas.

Missouri State Police shut down a section of the interstate surrounding the collision site while rescuers helped the crash victims and highway crews removed the wreckage of the minivan.

Shortly after 3:00 p.m. a semi trailer truck was headed east on Interstate 44 in Franklin County, MO. The 18 wheeler rig encountered a highway work construction zone as he approached the juncture with Highway 100, and the truck driver began to brake and slow down his truck. ... Read More

CENTRALIA, WA – A truck accident in Washington State left three people injured and shut down part of a highway for hours during the morning commute on Wednesday, May 12, 2010. The collision between a semi trailer truck and two cars occurred in a construction zone on Interstate 5 near the city of Centralia, WA near the border between Lewis and Thurston Counties. The truck accident area is south of the Olympia metro region in the west-central section of the state, 85 miles southwest of Seattle, WA and 90 miles north of Portland, Oregon.

Emergency personnel with the West Thurston Regional Fire Authority responded to the scene of the truck accident and offered aid to the victims.

At about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning a 2010 Freightliner semi tractor truck driven by a 39 year old driver from Olympia, WA was traveling south on Interstate 5 near Centralia, WA, just south of Grand Mound. As the 18 wheeler traveled in the vicinity of mile marker 88 near Rochester, south of Great Wolf Lodge, the truck approached a highway construction zone where traffic was moving slower than normal. ... Read More

PLEASANTVILLE, PA – A deadly truck accident Monday morning, May 10, 2010, on a highway in Bedford County, Pennsylvania killed two truck drivers and shut down the highway for hours. The collision, which included a total of five vehicles, occurred on Route 56 in West Saint Claire Township near Pleasantville, and forced several families from their homes. The truck accident area is in the far south-west section of the state, about 40 miles south of Altoona, PA and 45 miles north of Cumberland, Maryland.

The impact of the rear-end truck accident crushed the back of the van and sent it across the interstate and into a ditch at the side of the highway.

The multi vehicle truck accident began at around 6:30 a.m. Monday morning when a 2000 Sterling semi trailer truck hauling a cargo of ice cream was coming down Pleasantville Mountain traveling east on Route 56 about two miles west of the intersection of Route 96, Pleasantville. Route 56 is locally known as Quaker Valley Road. The truck was driven by 40 year old Jeffrey Fonner of Folcroft, Delaware. ... Read More

TEXARKANA, TX – Three people were injured Friday, MAY 7, 2010, in a multi vehicle truck accident in Bowie County, Texas. The collision occurred in a construction zone on Interstate 30 near the town of Texarkana. The accident area is near the border with Arkansas in the far northeast section to the state, 180 miles east of Dallas, TX and 70 miles north of Shreveport, Louisiana.

The semi truck had damage to the front cab section as it sat at the side of the highway.

At around 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon a Celadon semi trailer truck was headed east on Interstate 30 in Bowie County, near Texarkana, TX. Celadon Trucking Services are based out of Indianapolis, Indiana and transport throughout North America and also handle international transportation. ... Read More

HARRISON COUNTY, WV: One person was injured Thursday morning, May 6, 2010, in a semi truck accident in Harrison County, West Virginia that closed the highway for several hours. The truck driver and a passenger were traveling on State Route 20 when the one truck collision occurred just south of the town of Romines Mills. The truck accident area is in the north central section of the state, about 45 miles south of Morgantown, WV and 250 miles west of Washington, DC.

West Virginia State Police and local emergency personnel from nearby Anmoore, Stonewood and Nutter Fort quickly responded to the scene of the truck accident.

At around 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning truck driver David Pigott was driving south on Route 20 in Harrison County, West Virginia. The truck driver’s son, David W. Pigott, was a passenger in the truck at the time. The semi truck is owned by Harco Trucking based in Shinnston, WV. The trailer truck was carrying a load of paper products and was reportedly headed to Sago in Upshur County, WV. ... Read More

PARADISE, PA – Three people were injured early Tuesday morning, May 4, 2010, when a semi trailer truck rear-ended another semi truck on a highway in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The two-truck accident occurred on State Route 30, also known as Lincoln Highway, in the city of Paradise, PA. The area of the collision is east of the Lancaster metro region in the southeast section of the state, 60 miles west of Philadelphia and 90 miles northeast of Baltimore, Maryland.

The impact of the truck accident caused damage to the back trailer of the front semi truck and crushed the cab of the second truck which bore the logo of A. Duie Pyle, a transportation company based in West Chester, PA.

Shortly before 4:00 a.m. Tuesday morning two semi trailer trucks were traveling east on Route 30. The two 18 wheelers were in the same lane of traffic, one behind the other. As the two semi trucks traveled through the 3300 block of Lincoln Highway East in the township of Paradise the front truck suddenly came to a stop on the highway. The second truck apparently did not have time to slow or maneuver out of the way to avoid a collision and slammed into the back trailer of the first truck. ... Read More

YUBA CITY, CA – A semi tanker truck crashed Sunday afternoon, May 2, 2010, on a California highway, spilling aqueous ammonia on the roadway and closing down travel lanes for over seven hours. The truck accident occurred on California Highway 99, near Yuba City in Sutter County, CA. The accident area is north of the Sacramento metro region in the central-north section of the state, about 125 miles northeast of San Francisco and 120 miles south of Redding, CA.

California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the truck accident and cordoned off the area around the overturned 18 wheeler and the spilled hazardous material on the highway.

At about 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon 62 year old truck driver Richard Dean Spence of Wheatland, CA was northbound on Highway 99 in a double tractor trailer passing through Sutter County south of Yuba City. The truck driver was hauling a load of toxic aqueous ammonia in the tanker truck to be delivered at a destination in the Pleasant Grove area. As the driver reached the intersection of Hwy 99 and Nicolaus Avenue he reportedly lost control of the semi tanker truck. ... Read More

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