Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 16 – November 22

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Buffalo.YNN.com reports that a tanker truck side-swiped a stripe-painting crew’s truck on the 190 South in Buffalo, New York, killing one of the painters. Another crew member was taken to a hospital with injuries, and the other two were unhurt. This fatal truck accident happened just before 6 a.m. on early Tuesday, November 16, between the Smith and Seneca exits.

ABC27.com reports that two people were killed and another injured after a semi truck on Route 22/322 in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, hit the median and broke off pieces of concrete.  The chunks flew into traffic lanes, where they hit a pickup truck, killing the driver and a passenger in the front seat. A back-seat passenger was hospitalized. The big rig driver was uninjured in this fatal truck accident, which happened late on Tuesday, November 16.

STLToday.com reports that an older man was hit and killed by a tractor-trailer on Thursday, November 18, as he crossed a street in Granite City, Illinois.  The man was crossing at an intersection when the light changed and the big rig driver hit the gas.  He later said he hadn’t seen the victim. This fatal truck accident happened at Illinois Route 3 and West Chain of Rocks Road.

WBOY.com reports that another man was fatally injured by a truck on Thursday, November 18.  In this case, a garbage truck owned by the city of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was backing up at 11:15am during its daily run when it hit a 40-year-old man. After the fatal truck accident, which occurred at the Twin Oaks-Meadowlands Trailer Park off Brushy Fork Road, the man was taken first to one hospital, and then to a second hospital, where he died that evening.

WIBQFM.com reports that a tanker truck hit an SUV in Terre Haute, Indiana, early on Friday and pushed it hundreds of feet before they came to a stop. This truck wreck started near Fruitridge and Maple and finally stopped moving on Fruitridge Avenue near Terre Haute North High School. The impact was reported as 7:30am on Friday, November 19. Police said a person was pulled from the SUV and someone was airlifted to a hospital in Indianapolis, but they declined further comment.   The tanker truck driver later tested positive for cocaine.

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