accidents

Fatal truck-involved crashes up 5.4 percent in 2016

Crashes involving large trucks were responsible for 4,317 fatalities in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2016 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes report.

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NTSB: Trucker partially to blame in fatal 2016 crash involving Tesla sedan operating autonomously

NTSB concluded the driver of the tractor-trailer involved in the crash failed to yield the right of way to the oncoming Tesla sedan. A post-crash drug test also revealed the truck operator had used marijuana before the crash, according to NTSB’s report.

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Alaskan trucker avoids injury as truck swept away by rushing river

Trucker Joel Barber, 40, of Palmer, Alaska, reportedly swerved off of the Glenn Highway to avoid a crash and bailed out of the 2012 Freightliner before it went into the river on Friday, Aug. 11. The truck was later pulled out of the river.

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Tony Justice, band ‘a little sore’ but OK after tour bus wreck in Oklahoma

Around 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, driver-songwriter Tony Justice's rented tour bus hit the back of a tractor-trailer on eastbound I-40 in Oklahoma, near the Arkansas state line. Justice tells Overdrive that no one was hurt in the incident.

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‘Slime Tsunami’: Truck dumps 8,000 pounds of slime eels on Oregon highway

The driver of the flatbed reportedly was slowing at a construction site, couldn't stop and the tuck tipped spilling the containers filled with what Smithsonian.com calls, the "most disgusting animals in the ocean, if not on earth."

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Trucker who reported being shot while driving accidentally shot himself, police say

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the trucker admitted to investigators that he accidentally shot himself in the leg while driving and falsely reported being the victim of a shooting.

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Young trucker hits low bridge, FMCSA issues GPS alert

It is unclear if the young trucker was following GPS directions, but the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued an alert Wednesday, May 31, warning truck drivers to use professional-grade navigation systems that provide route restrictions.

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Small plane crashes into trucker on Ohio highway

Russ Street, who drives for South Shore Transportation of Sandusky, Ohio, said he thought he may have “blown a couple tires,” but instead found the landing gear of a light plane sticking out of the roof of his empty trailer.

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Report: Wrong-way driver intentionally hit tanker on I-75 in Ohio

A Dayton Police report on the accident indicates alcohol or drugs are suspected to have played a role in Brunsman’s actions. No drugs or alcohol use was suspected of Miller, and he was not tested, according to WHIO's report.

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Trucks involved in fatal crashes rose 8 percent in 2015

The agency’s “Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2015” report reveals that 4,050 large trucks, those weighing more than 10,000 pounds, were involved in a total of 3,598 fatal crashes in 2015.

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