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Category Archives: Truck Accident

What are frequent causes of truck accidents?

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When it comes to large truck accidents, we can all agree that they outrank most accidents in severity and fatalities. The size and power behind these large 18-wheelers, when driving at high speeds, can easily cause devastation in a collision. What are some of the main causes of large truck accidents? Equipment failure is… Read More »

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Parent’s worst nightmare in Texas: 18-wheeler hits school bus

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A Texas parent’s worst nightmare occurred Nov. 5 in Kirbyville, Texas. An 18-wheeler freightliner truck ran into the back of a school bus full of children. The bus was allegedly stopped on US 96 to pick up a student. The normal stoplights were activated, and the student had just climbed onto the bus and… Read More »

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Truck accidents: how many hours can truckers drive?

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Commercial vehicle accident prevention is a worthy cause. Texans who have ever witnessed or survived a tractor-trailer accident — even a minor one — can tell you just how damaging they can be. Passengers in the other vehicles often suffer severe injuries or even fatalities. What is probably the most common reason for truck… Read More »

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Fatigued driving is lethal to Texas family

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Drivers who get on the road when they are fatigued or overly tired are taking chances with not only their lives, but the lives of others. Fatigue, texting and other distractions, are common factors in car and truck accidents. They are all considered reckless behavior, even though there is no intention to cause a… Read More »

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Truck accident in Dallas takes life of 70-year-old man

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Dallas North Tollway turned out to be fatal for a 70-year-old man this past Friday. The man was heading northbound on the DNT when he ran into an unusual item. It was a drilling arm from a well drilling rig. The drilling arm was hanging in front of him in his traffic lane. The… Read More »

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Texas child sent to hospital after school bus backs into car

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Texas school bus accidents can happen for many reasons, and several different circumstances can contribute to these crashes. The bus may have a collision with a fixed object or crash into another vehicle. Buses may overturn in a crash. Most school buses are not equipped with safety belts, and children could be injured if… Read More »

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Speed increases coming to Texas highways

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Some of the major highways in Texas saw speed limits fall from 65 to 60 back in 2001. A new ruling is going to do away with those changes. At the time, the changes were made to reduce the impact of exhaust on the atmosphere. Vehicles traveling at 70 MPH were shown to create… Read More »

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Three killed in Texas after accident with delivery truck

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Texas traffic laws that govern drivers were designed to help protect individuals from harm. People who decide to ignore traffic laws and take thoughtless risks can cause major accidents. Reckless driving in Texas and throughout the U.S. is a frequent cause of car accidents and a serious traffic offense. Texas officials reported that one… Read More »

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2 Texas men seriously hurt after truck driver falls asleep

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Texas residents may think of tiredness as a recognizable driving condition. Who hasn’t driven while at least a little fatigued, especially commercial truckers rushing to meet employer deadlines? Safety laws attempt to prevent truck accidents caused by driver sleepiness, but that doesn’t keep some trucking companies from pushing drivers beyond their limits. Negligence can… Read More »

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Texas trucker dies in accident explosion; crash cause unknown

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Transportation officials are investigating a fiery single-vehicle accident that killed a Pampas, Texas, truck driver. Public safety officials are not certain why the truck accident occurred. The mid-state crash occurred near Temple at the Leon River overpass on Highway 36. The truck hit a bridge wall, soared over a guard rail and flipped. The… Read More »

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