accidents

Wal-Mart’s private fleet settles wrongful death suit from Tracy Morgan crash

The crash ignited a debate among lawmakers about hours-of-service rules, as it came just after the Senate's initial move to suspend certain provisions of the 2013 HOS rule. Wal-Mart has now reached a civil settlement with the family of one of the victim's in the crash.

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Operator hits overhead door while exiting — could trucker have prevented it?

After truck operator John Doe pulled the loading dock at a grocery store, a staff member of the facility lowered the dock's overhead door, which Doe hit on his way out. Could he have prevented the accident?

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Judge denies trucker’s claim in Tracy Morgan lawsuit against Wal-Mart

A federal judge overseeing actor Tracy Morgan’s lawsuit against Wal-Mart and its private fleet has denied a motion made by the truck driver at the center of the case — who has been criminally charged — to postpone action on the suit.

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Truck operator backs into on-the-move pancake patron — Could he have prevented the accident?

While making a deliver at a restaurant, truck operator John Doe backed into the car of an unsuspecting patron who was trying to leave the restaurant. Could he have prevented this accident?

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Mercury whacks rig’s fender in intersection — Could trucker have prevented it?

Truck operator John Doe hit the brakes and swerved to avoid a car cutting in front of him, but the collision damaged his right front fender. Could he have prevented the accident?

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Quick-footed motorist clips rig’s trailer — could the trucker have prevented it?

John Doe could not move his tractor-trailer out of a tight squeeze in an intersection before an impatient sports car driver hit his trailer. Was this a preventable accident?

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NTSB: Truck operator in Tracy Morgan crash was within hours limits, but speeding

A preliminary report about the fatal high-profile Walmart crash that killed comedian James McNair and severely injured actor Tracy Morgan concludes Walmart driver Kevin Roper was traveling 20 mph over the posted 45 mph speed limit.

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Driver pleads not guilty in Tracy Morgan crash charges, HOS argument brims

With several news reports suggesting its driver had been awake working for 24 hours prior to the accident, Walmart spokesperson Brooke Buchanan issued a statement early today, Monday, June 9, that the driver was operating within federal hours limitations.

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Hard braking causes small load to come loose — Could trucker have prevented it?

A trucker in front of John Doe panic-stopped to avoid a deer, so Doe also hit the brakes hard, causing a tied-down drum to break free and damage his trailer’s interior. Could he have prevented the accident?

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Third lawsuit filed in FedEx truck crash that killed 10

A third lawsuit has been filed in the California collision between a FedEx truck and bus of high school students that left 10 dead.

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