accidents

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

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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Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel accident the result of driver error, police say

Police say trucker Joseph Chen had just passed another tractor-trailer on the bridge, and as he came back into the right lane, he drove over the curb and went airborne.

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NTSB blames fatal car-truck crash on tired motorist

NTSB blames fatal car-truck crash on tired motorist

NTSB’s report states that a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, occupied by an 18-year-old driver and three passengers ranging in age from 17 to 19, lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median on U.S. Highway 77 and collided with a 2009 Freightliner.

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I-83 open in Pa. following 50-vehicle pileup

A 50-car pileup on I-83 involving at least 10 tractor-trailers shutdown lanes in all directions on I-83 late Monday. The lanes have been reopened, the state has reported.

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Truckers accounted for most workplace fatalities of any occupation in 2015

The Department of Labor says 745 truck drivers died from fatal work injuries during the year.

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WATCH: Trucker skirts around four-wheeler, hits school bus

In an attempt to maneuver around a stopped car, this trucker failed to yield on a left turn and veered into a schoolbus.

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New app helps drivers through accident reporting process

New app helps drivers through accident reporting process

After the driver alerts authorities of an accident, the app gives the driver instructions on how to secure the accident scene, cooperate with police, take photographs of the accident and gather other data. Once all of this is complete, Accident Plan compiles the information into an accident report.

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Driver crashes truck while driving drunk, changing pants

Driver crashes truck while driving drunk, changing pants

The VSP report on the crash says Johnson’s truck was traveling 63 mph when “… he stood up from his driver’s seat and was attempting to change his pants in the front cab. Johnson was standing up vertically between the two front cab seats while his truck was in motion."

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