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Shannon Weidemann

Pedestrian Hit by Semi-Truck in Nevada

A pedestrian was killed in Nevada after being hit by a semi-truck. The trucking accident happened on Friday evening on Highway 395. The victim was a 41-year-old woman. According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, she was walking on Pine Valley Road about 5:30 p.m. when she ran toward a Schneider Trucking Freightliner.The woman was thrown underneath the rear tires and crushed to death. It is…

Shannon Weidemann

Dump Truck Accident Kills North Port Man

A dump truck accident near the Lee-Charlotte County line on US 41 has left a man from North Port dead. The 81-year-old victim was driving his pickup truck southbound on US 41. The dump truck pulled out onto US 41 in front of him. The pickup truck slammed into the back of the dump truck at 55 mph. Troopers shut down the highway while they investigated the accident. It happened just before…

Shannon Weidemann

Huntersville Truck Accident Injures 2 People

A car driving on Interstate 77 in Huntersville drove underneath a semi-truck. Two people were trapped inside the car. The truck accident happened this morning near the exit to Gilead Road. Two people were pulled out of the mangled vehicle. A medical helicopter landed just south of the accident and transported one patient to the hospital around 11:30 a.m. Medic originally called for a second…

Shannon Weidemann

Hickory Trucking Accident Injures Man

A truck driver was pinned between a truck and a guardrail at the Institution Food House in Hickory on Monday. The trucking accident sent the man to the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment. He was airlifted to the hospital. The accident happened at about 5:50 a.m. in the parking lot of Institution Food House, on 12th Street Drive N.W. off U.S. 321. Early on weekday mornings,…

Shannon Weidemann

Tanker Truck Overturns in Charlotte

A tanker truck carrying nitric acid overturned in Charlotte Tuesday morning. The trucking accident happened on University City Boulevard at Interstate 485. Charlotte firefighters said the truck overturned on University City Boulevard after getting off of Interstate 485.An off-duty Charlotte firefighter pulled the driver out to safety, and he was not badly hurt. The truck landed on its side…

Shannon Weidemann

Truck Spills Coal in West Virginia

A truck driver claims the brakes on his coal hauler failed causing an accident that left coal over the road and hillside. The trucking accident happened in Wellsburg on Mechling Hill Road. Rob McMahon, Brooke County director of emergency services, told the Brooke County Commission Tuesday part of the truck’s load fell from the road and along the hillside above a reservoir many feet…

Shannon Weidemann

California Trucking Company Loses Hazmat License

A trucking company based in California has lost its license to carry hazardous materials. The trucking company delivered gasoline to 20 gas stations in the Bay Area. On April 29th one of the company’s tanker trucks crashed into a highway ramp, causing a fiery trucking accident. The suspension was based on results of an inspection of Sabek’s terminal in King City done once every two years,…

Shannon Weidemann

Two Children Killed by Logging Truck

The driver of a logging truck ran a red light and broadsided a van containing one adult driver and four child passengers. The driver of the van had just picked the children up from school and was pulling out of the parking lot when it was hit. Two of the children were killed immediately. The driver and other children were airlifted to the hospital. The driver of the logging truck was charged…

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2004 Truck Accident Statistics

From the US Department of Transportation. Truck accident facts for the state of NC in 2004. Stats from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System and Motor Carrier Management Information System. Hopefully 2005 data will be released soon.182 Large Trucks Involved in Fatal Crashes 198 Fatalities in Crashes Involving Large Trucks 4,267 Large Trucks Involved in Non-Fatal Crashes 2,166 Large Trucks…