Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 30 – December 07

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Cincinnati.com reports that two school children and one adult were injured December 1st when the school van they were traveling in was involved in a 3-vehicle crash caused by an International 2000 semi-truck. The truck’s driver was cited for causing the crash at the intersection of 6th Street and Riley Boulevard in Franklin Township, Ohio.

Cadillacnews.com of Cadillac, Michigan reports that a 15-year-old boy was killed and his mom was critically injured when a semi-truck lost control and jack-knifed into the path of their vehicle. The accident happened east of Lake City, Michigan last Monday.

A December 1 report on KGET.com states that a 49-year-old woman was killed and two passengers were injured when the SUV they were traveling in was struck by a semi truck on Panama Road near Cottonwood Road in South Bakersfield, California. According to the California Highway Patrol, the semi’s driver lost control of his vehicle, veered into oncoming traffic and struck the victim’s vehicle.

NewsTrib.com is reporting that a semi-trailer driver was cited for making an illegal left turn at the Route 40 entrance ramp to Interstate 80 in Bureau County, Illinois after the driver of an American Red Cross van struck the semi-truck as it blocked both lanes of Route 40 during the illegal maneuver. The van’s driver was killed when his vehicle struck the semi-truck’s trailer and became wedged beneath it.

Action 3 News reports that a teenage girl and her 29-year-old companion were killed last weekend when the go-cart they were riding was struck by a semi-truck. The Iowa State Patrol says that the two were riding the go-cart in a residential area in Clarinda, Iowa when the Freightliner truck crested a hill going too fast to stop in time to avoid hitting the pair.

In a press release dated November 30, the Arizona Department of Public Safety reports that one of their officers is in critical, but stable condition after being struck by an out-of-control semi-tractor trailer on Interstate 17 south of Flagstaff. The officer was responding to a rollover accident and was standing on the shoulder of the roadway when the semi-tractor trailer lost control, crossed the center median and struck him.

In a report on Alamosanews.com, The Colorado State Patrol states that a 51-year-old Alamosa, Colorado woman lost her life when her vehicle was crushed by a semi-tractor trailer carrying a load of potatoes. Patrolmen report that the driver of the semi-truck ran a stop sign and entered Highway 285 north of Monte Vista, Colorado, and then struck the woman’s car. Investigators report that the semi-truck may also have had mechanical defects which contributed to the accident.

According to WAVY.com, a 72-year-old woman lost her life and her husband was injured when the van they were traveling in was struck by a tanker truck carrying carbon dioxide. The truck crossed the median and struck the van on Interstate 64 near Chesapeake, Virginia.

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