truck wreck

Trucker destroys historic bridge, cites ignorance of ton conversion weight

An historic cast-iron bridge in Paoli, Ind. sustained heavy damage on Christmas Day when a tractor trailer driver attempted to cross, despite the bridge’s 6-ton weight limit.

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Divine intervention at its best: A truck accident in Guam

What happens when a loaded straight dump loses its brakes on a downhill run and collides head-on with a tanker truck loaded with jet fuel? Not what you might expect. Reporter Brett Kelman, writing in the Pacific Daily News, reports that Guam Governor Eddie Calvo (pictured) was proclaiming the relatively ho-hum aftermath, with mostly minor injuries, as an act of God. On the way to the big collision, the dump missed the governor by a mere ...

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