accidents

Big rig hits snow bank avoiding dump truck — Could trucker have prevented it?

Truck driver John Doe swerved to the right and into a snow bank to avoid a dump truck who had dipped into his lane and was coming right at him. Could he have prevented the accident?

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Hit at the dock — truck driver’s fault or not?

Truck driver John Doe was making a delivery to Fiesta Fresh restaurant when a pink Mustang slammed into him in the loading area. Was this accident his fault?

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Mustang tears out of high-fenced complex, hits truck — Could trucker have prevented it?

While truck driver John Doe was running the speed limit down a two-lane highway, a crazed Mustang driver shot out of a high-fenced apartment complex into Doe's front bumper. Could he have prevented this accident?

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Truck occupant deaths rise in 2012, along with overall highway fatalities, NHTSA says

The number of highway deaths rose in 2012 from 2011 by 1,082 to 33,561. The number of large truck occupant fatalities also rose, seeing an increase for three consecutive years. However, ATA disputes the terminology used in the report.

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Chevy pickup turns corner, slams truck’s trailer — Could trucker have prevented it?

Truck driver John Doe was waiting to be unloaded when a pickup roared around the corner of the restaurant and smashed into his trailer’s ICC bar. Was this a preventable accident?

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Truck accidents with deaths up in 2011, but drop 25% since 2001

Data released this month by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shows that trucks were involved in 3,608 accidents that involved fatalities in 2011.

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Four wheeler wildly passes, gets hit by big rig — Could trucker have prevented it?

Truck driver John Doe was passed by a crazed sports car driver and then hit the car when it lost control. Could he have prevented the accident? His carrier says so.

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Rammed by a red-light runner — Could the trucker have prevented it?

A four-wheel driver slammed into the right rear corner of John Doe’s trailer as it was crossing the roadway. Was this a preventable accident?

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Wide left gone wrong — truck driver’s fault or not?

John Doe attempted to execute a wide left but still was struck by a bus whose driver didn’t turn sharply enough. Was this accident preventable by Doe?

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