Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: December 15 – December 21

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WSMV.com of Nashville, Tennessee reports that a 59-year-old woman was killed Friday morning when the driver of a tow truck lost control on Old Hickory Boulevard and his truck entered traffic striking the woman’s vehicle. Tennessee State Police stated that speed appears to have been a factor in the fatal crash.

The Daily Herald reports that four people were injured Wednesday when a semitrailer truck struck another truck from behind and pushed it into three cars. The driver of the semitrailer truck was in critical condition following the crash, which happened at the intersection of Route 83 and Third Avenue near Bensenville, Illinois and is being investigated by The DuPage County sheriff’s office.

Minnesota’s Pine Journal reports that a Cloquet, Minnesota man was seriously injured on Tuesday when the pickup truck he was driving was rear-ended by a Freightliner semi trailer, pushing it into traffic on Highway 21 at the Carlton County Transfer Station ¾ of a mile west of Interstate 35. According to Minnesota State Patrolmen, the road was dry at the time of the crash.

Argus Oberserver reports that a man who was putting chains on his parked truck on the off ramp of I-84 near Ontario, Oregon was killed Tuesday when he was struck by a semi-truck that was attempting to pass by onto the off ramp. Oregon State Police state that the semi-truck slid into the parked truck striking two men, killing one and injuring the other.

According to Star Tribune.com a 21-year-old Fargo, ND woman was killed in a crash near Moorhead, Minnesota on Tuesday when the car she was driving was struck by a fuel tanker truck. The Minnesota State Patrol states that the crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 75 and a county road.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol states that a Freightliner semi-truck failed to yield and crashed into the driver’s side of a car on North Dakota Highway 18 on Thursday leaving three people seriously injured, according to GrandForksHerald.com. The crash occurred just north of Larimore, North Dakota.

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