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Truck Driver Charged with DUI for Deadly Texas Accident

Houston, TX- Houston Police have charged a truck driver with DUI in connection to fatal accident that occurred late Sunday night. The truck driver, identified as James Johnson Jr., was traveling westbound on Beecher Road when he ran red a light…

Feds Shutdown Texas Trucking Company

Dallas, TX- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared a Dallas-area trucking company is an “imminent hazard” to the public safety, noting the company allowed drivers to violate federal trucking regulations and revoked…

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations for Trucks to Prevent Accident Injuries

Syracuse, NY- With an average of 500,000 commercial truck accidents occurring each year in the U.S., the National Traffic Safety Board issued a number of safety recommendations Thursday which they believe will help reduce injuries and deaths…

Feds Force Illinois Trucking Company Off Road After Fatal Accident

Chicago, IL-The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered an Illinois trucking company, which was described as an “imminent hazard,” to take drivers off the road after an investigation revealed a troubling safety record. FMCSA…

Man Dies in Fiery Texas Tractor-Trailer Accident

Houston, TX- A Monday afternoon accident between a tractor-trailer and SUV on a Houston area freeway left one man dead and tied up traffic for several hours. The accident occurred around 3:00 p.m. on Highway 59 near Chimney Rock. An investigation…

Five Family Members Killed in Arizona Truck Accident

Phoenix, AZ- Five members of one family, including three children were killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday night on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak Arizona Police said. Police say Renee Blackmore, 49; her daughter, Danielle Blackmore,…

Illinois Police Plan Crackdown on Commercial Drivers in Honor of Fallen Trooper

Chicago, IL- Illinois State Police announced a safety crackdown on commercial drivers statewide in honor of a Chicago officer who was killed last year Trooper James Sauter, 29, was killed March 28, 2013 when his patrol car was rear-ended by…

Syracuse Impaired Driving Truck Accidents

Syracuse, NY- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a prevalent problem for all motorists and accounts for nearly a third of all traffic fatalities in New York. Off all the automobiles on the roads, tractor-trailers can be the most…

One Person Killed and Another Injured in Truck Accident

Salt Lake City, UT- One woman is dead and a man is in critical condition after they were struck by passing tractor-trailer as they were changing a flat tire on I-5 in Salt Lake City Sunday night. Utah Highway Patrol said the 27-year-old Mailefihi…

Truck Driver charged With DWI after Fatal Accident

South Brunswick, NJ- A Princeton man was killed and his wife was seriously injured over the weekend when they were rear-ended by a tractor-trailer in South Brunswick. Now the driver of the large truck is being charged with DWI and death by auto,…

Illinois Truck Driver Cited for CDL Violations and Faulty Equipment after Fatal Accident

Chicago, IL- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety administration, mechanical failure and fault equipment is the leading cause of the approximately 500,000 truck accidents that occur in the U.S. each year. A recent accident, which…

NTSB Finds Distraction and Inexperience Caused Bay Bridge Truck Accident

Houston, TX- A report by the National Traffic Safety Board attributed the cause of an accident last July in which a motorist’s vehicle plunged into the Chesapeake Bay to distracted driving and inexperience on behalf of the driver. A tractor-trailer…

Tips for Choosing a Colorado Truck Accident Attorney

Denver, CO- No matter what kind of accident you have been involved in whether it was an auto accident, a workplace accident or a truck accident, you may find yourself in need of a personal injury attorney. If you were injured in a truck accident,…

Woman Killed and Two Others Critical After Truck Accident

Syracuse, NY- A woman was killed and two of her passengers were critically injured when her vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer in Eldred Township near the New York-Pennsylvania border. The The deadly accident took place last Thursday at…

Feds Propose Electronic Log Books for Truckers to Reduce Fatigued Driving

Richmond, VA-Some of the country’s larger trucking companies the utilize electronic log books, but a high number of trucking companies, especially smaller ones, rely on their drivers to be honest about the hours they are working, and whether…

Truck Driver Rescued Flaming Cab in Chain-Reaction Truck Accident

Douglas County, GA- A chain-reaction collision involving four tractor-trailers could have meant the end for one truck driver if wasn’t for the quick actions of bystanders who helped rescue the trapped man as his truck became engulfed in flames. The…

Truck Driver Killed in Multiple Tractor-Trailer Accident

Decatur, GA- An accident involving three tractor-trailers in Dekalb County early Wednesday morning left one driver dead and the northbound The accident took place on I-85 as it merges with I-285, in area that locals refer to as Spaghetti Junction.…

Truck Accidents Twice as Deadly as Traffic Accidents

Portland, OR- Currently in the U.S. there are millions of registered commercial trucks in the U.S. and the trucking industry is going to keep growing. By 2015, the approximately $300 billion dollar trucking is expected to double which means…

Family of Illinois Man Killed in Accident Sues Truck Driver

Chicago, IL- Just one day after truck driver Renato Velasquez pleaded not guilty to numerous traffic violations related to a January truck accident, the family of the man he killed in devastating traffic accident at the end of January filed…

Trucker involved in Fatal Illinois Tollway Accident Pleads Not Guilty

Chicago, IL- The truck driver who caused a fatal accident on the Illinois Tollway in DuPage County last month appeared in court last Monday where he pleaded not guilty to multiple counts even though he has troubling driving record. Renato Velasquez…

Federal Rule Would Create Drug and Alcohol Testing Database for Truckers

Louisville, KY- Intoxicated driving is a major safety concern regardless of the size of the vehicle, but it is especially dangerous when the driver is in control of an 80,000 lb. truck. A large commercial truck can essentially be missile in…

Collision between Two Tractor-Trailers Leaves Two Men Dead

Canyonville, OR- Two men are dead after one tractor-trailer driver collides with a disabled tractor-trailer parked in the emergency lanes of Interstate 5 in Canyonville. The accident occurred at 11 p.m. Monday night as a mechanic was assisting…

Coffee-drinking Trucker Seriously Injures Inmate-workers outside Portland

Portland, OR- A trucker’s morning cup of coffee proved to be dangerous for two inmates of the Multnomah County corrections, who were struck when the driver lost control of his rig. The accident occurred on February 11th on Interstate 5 outside…

Important Questions Los Angeles Truck Accident Victims Have

Los Angeles, CA- Accidents involving tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicle are far less common than accidents between passenger vehicles. But when truck accidents occur then result in serious injuries and are twice as likely to…

Former Giants Free-Agent JoJo Nicolas Dies after Colliding with Tractor-trailer

Louisville, KY- Former Giants free-agent JoJo Nicolas was excited about his upcoming birthday, but what was supposed to be a kick-off celebration ended tragically after he collided with a tractor-trailer outside of Miami Beach Tuesday night. According…

Trucking Company Settles Wrongful Death Suit for the Death of Portland Cyclist

Portland, OR- A Delaware-based trucking company will have to pay the family of Portland woman $700,000 dollars for the wrongful death 28 year-old Kathryn Rickson who was stuck by tractor-trailer in downtown Portland. In May of 2012, Rickson…

Virginia Pedestrian Struck by Truck

Arlington, VA- A 39 year-old woman was killed Monday afternoon in Arlington after she was struck by a privately-owned dump truck just across the street from an elementary school. According to police, Jennifer Lawson was parked along North Little…

Student Struck and Killed By Sanitation Truck in Brooklyn

Syracuse, NY- A 25 year-old rabbinical student was killed around 9 a.m. Sunday morning by a city sanitation truck as he was crossing a street in Crown Heights. Authorities say Gedalia Gruntzweig, 25, who attends the school in Morristown, NJ,…

Elderly Woman Stuck by Truck in Critical Condition

San Francisco, CA- An elderly woman is in critical condition and struggling to stay alive after she was stuck by a cement truck on a busy San Francisco street. According to San Francisco Police, a 90 year-old woman was hit as she was crossing…

Who Must Take Responsibility for My Truck Accident?

Newark, NJ- Over the past decade he number of commercial trucks on the nation’s roads has increased by 20 percent and is expected to double by 2015. This means the number of large commercial trucks on the road will increase significantly,…

Syracuse Truck Accidents Frequently Caused by Trucker Error

Syracuse, NY- Truck accidents don’t occur with the same frequency as passenger vehicle accidents, but when one does it can have disastrous consequences for the victim or victims. Truck accident victims are twice as likely to be killed and…

Steps You Need to Take in the Aftermath of a New Jersey Truck Accident

Bergen County, NJ- Being involved in any type of truck accident is terrifying, and you as the victim may not be certain what to do next. If you or a loved one is hurt you need take certain steps to assure your rights are respected and you are…

Distracted Driving Truck Accidents in Cobb County

Cobb County, GA- Distracted driving is a safety issue for all motorists, but what if that motorist is in control of a fully-loaded tractor-trailer weighing up to 80,000 lbs.? The consequences of distracted driving can be catastrophic if the…

Florida Driver Killed in Collision with Tractor-Trailer Accident

Hillsborough County, FL- A 42 year-old man was killed early Wednesday morning when his vehicle was clipped by a tractor-trailer and plunged in the Alafia River. The accident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning on Interstate…

Feds Call Illinois Long-Haul Trucker an “Imminent Hazard”

DuPage County, IL- Federal officials said the long-haul truck driver who killed one man and seriously injured another, is an “imminent hazard to public safety” and have revoked his commercial driver’s license for life. According to the…

Trucker Gets Jail Sentence for Fatal Rear-End Crash

Omaha, NE- A truck driver who was also a fugitive was sentenced to 300 days in jail after a Nebraska jury found him guilty of causing a 2011 accident which killed a 2 year-old boy. It took the jury six days to decide the 54 year-old trucker’s…

Deadly Tractor-Trailer Accident Raises Concerns about Driver Oversight

Syracuse, NY- A deadly truck accident in Illinois where a driver was at the wheel for over 35 hours without a proper rest period compelled lawmakers to call for more oversight for truckers and trucking companies. On January 27th, a truck driver…

Truck Driver Involved in Fatal Illinois Accident Has Troubling Record

Lake, IL- Late last month, an Illinois Tollway maintenance employee was killed and state trooper was injured when they were struck by a tractor-trailer on the Regan Memorial Parkway outside of Aurora. The accident took place in January 28th…

Army Women’s Basketball Bus Rear-Ended by Tractor-Trailer

Salt Lake City, UT- Most of the 41 people on the Army Black Knights' women's basketball team bus only suffered minor injuries when their bus was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer Wednesday afternoon. The accident occurred on Route 33 in the Bethlehem…

Florida Boy Dies after Being Struck By Tractor Trailer

Ft. Lauderdale, FL- An Orange County boy was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer while he was riding his bike to school Monday morning. Florida Highway patrol said 6 year-old Jaden Vasquez Vallejo was riding his bike along Landstar Blvd.…

Wrongful Death Claims after a Syracuse Truck Accident

Syracuse, NY- There is approximately 5.6 million tractor-trailers in the U.S. These large trucks can present a great danger to motorists and are twice as likely to cause death when they are involved in a traffic accident. When you have lost…

Houston Truck Accident Attorneys Discuss Collision Culpability

Houston, TX- The overwhelming majority of goods in the U.S. are transported by 18-wheelers and other large commercial trucks. Large trucks have a dominant presence on the many highways and roadways that run throughout Texas and accident involving…

Have You Been Hurt in a Truck Accident? Let a Cobb County Truck Accident Attorney Help

Cobb County, GA – Atlanta, Georgia, one of the country’s largest metropolitan areas, sees a great deal of truck traffic. Countless numbers of large commercial vehicles travel the interstates leading into and out of the city. Main arteries…

Los Angeles Man Killed in Tractor-trailer Hit-and-Run Accident

Los Angeles, CA- Hit and run accidents have plagued the city of Los Angeles which a fatal traffic accident involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle clearly demonstrated The incident occurred in Fontana at San Bernardino and Etiwanda…

GDOT Warns Tractor-Trailers to Avoid Georgia after Snow and Ice Cause Traffic Gridlock

Atlanta, GA-Georgia officials are still trying to contain the chaos created by a winter storm that left the country’s sixth largest metropolitan crippled. Thousands of motorists were stranded in their cars for nearly 24 hours as the busy interstates…

What You Should Know About Atlanta Truck Accidents

Atlanta, GA- Being involved in a truck accident can be terrifying even when you are able to walk away unscathed. Here will we will discuss questions truck accident victims in Atlanta usually have. What information should I exchange with a truck…

Syracuse Injury Attorney Discusses Equipment Failure and Truck Accidents

Syracuse, NY- Accidents involving 18 wheelers and other large commercial vehicles can be caused by a number of factors. Those factors can include driver errors such as fatigue, distraction or intoxication, but by far the primary cause of truck…

Truck driver Charged for Fatal Toll Booth Accident

Allentown, PA- Authorities have charged the truck driver responsible for a January 13 fatal accident at Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission toll plaza on Interstate 78 in Williams Township. Authorities have charged an Allentown man…

Houston Truck Accident Attorneys Discuss Accident Victim Injuries

Neck and spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and burns are among the most common injuries sustained after a collision with a big rig, Houston truck accident attorneys say.  These injuries can sometime be minor, but unfortunately,…

Maximize Your Injury Settlement with a Syracuse Truck Accident Attorney

Syracuse, NY- Trucking is a billion dollars in industry with over 15 million large commercial trucks operating in the U.S., 20 percent of which are tractor-trailers. According to the New York Department of Transportation there were 10, 345 truck…

Building a Strong Injury Claim with an Illinois Truck Accident Attorney

Illinois- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates that there are over a hundred thousand truck accidents on the nation’s roads and highways each year, and many of these accidents result in serious injuries or death. If you…

Determining Liability in New York Truck Accidents

Syracuse, NY- Commercial truck accounts for 80 percent of all freight transportation in the U.S. Over the past decade the number of commercial trucks on the nation’s roads, highways and interstates has increased by 20 percent and is expected…

A Colorado Truck Accident Attorney Can Assure a Successful Injury Claim

Denver, CO- Each year in the U.S. there are approximately 500, 000 truck accidents, according the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Of those accidents involving tractor trailers, tankers and other large trucks, an average of 5,000…

Tractor-Trailer and Bus Collide, Several Students and Both Drivers Injured

Johnston County, NC- A school bus carrying 12 students was struck by a tractor-trailer early this morning, causing injury to eleven students and sending both the truck and bus driver Authorities say the accident occurred just after 7 a.m. this…

Trucking Company Cited for Retaliation after Firing Trucker

Seattle, WA- Federal officials have ordered an Oregon to pay a former driver back pay and clear his employment record after he was fired for refusing to ignore federal trucking regulations. The order was issued by The Occupational Safety and…

One Killed in Pennsylvania Truck Accident

North Hampton County, PA- One driver is dead after their vehicle became trapped under tractor-trailer truck and burst into flames in Northwestern Pennsylvania. The accident took place at the in westbound lanes of Interstate 78 at the Delaware…

Connecticut Truck Accident Claims

Hartford, CT- Each year, there are close to half a million accidents involving large commercial vehicles throughout the U.S. And though it’s true that passenger vehicle accidents are more common than large truck accidents, these accidents…

The Role of Fatigued Driving in Truck Accidents

Cobb County, GA- The trucking industry is a crucial element of the American economy. Truckers are hard-working individuals that make certain food and other goods arrive to stores for our consumption. They are under extreme pressure to make certain…

Truck Driver Suspected of DUI After Causing Fiery Crash

Lake Forest Park, WA-The quick actions of two Good Samaritans and a police officer saved a woman from perishing in a fire which erupted after she was rear-ended by a semi-truck driver on State Route 522 on Monday. Police are now investigating…

Sewage Truck Causes Multiple Home Fires

Hauppauge, NY- Two homes in the Dix Hills suffered extensive damage over the weekend when a sewage truck slammed into a utility pole and set off a chain of events that led to widespread power outages. Around 3:15 Saturday, January 5th, the…