Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 23 – November 30

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The Herald-Citizen reports that a teenage Monterey, Tennessee girl died last Sunday when a tractor trailer truck forced the Ford SUV she was traveling in to swerve into guardrails. The accident on Interstate 40 in Monterey left two other people injured. The tractor-trailer that caused the accident left the scene and has not been identified or located.

A report on Crossville-Chronicle.com states that an 84-year-old Crossville, Tennessee woman is in critical condition after her vehicle was struck by a cargo container truck on Highway 70 in Crossville. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that the woman’s vehicle was struck so hard that it was knocked 50 feet off the road, down a 10-foot embankment and through a fence.

KDVR.com is reporting that a semitrailer struck the back of a passenger vehicle attempting to pass it on Interstate 76 near Keenesburg, Colorado on Tuesday causing the passenger vehicle to leave the roadway and flip, killing the vehicle’s driver. The driver of the semitrailer truck has been cited with careless driving.

Three people died in Thanksgiving holiday wrecks according to WAFF.com. Among the fatalities was a man who died in Mobile County, Alabama the day after Thanksgiving when an 18-wheel truck struck his pickup truck. Alabama State Troopers identified the victim in that crash as a 27-year-old Mobile Country man.

CharlotteObserver.com reports that one person was killed and 5 were injured when a sanitation truck lost control and overturned onto their vehicle on Billy Graham Parkway in Charlotte, North Carolina. City of Charlotte officials stated that the driver of the truck, though a temp filling in for the regular driver, was licensed and qualified to drive the truck.

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