Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: December 21 – December 27

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FOX17Online.com says a town fire truck caused minor injuries to a teenage driver and her infant passenger on Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24) in Plainfield Township, Michigan. The truck crash happened as the Plainfield Township Fire Department vehicle was driving north on Northland Drive with its lights and sirens on, heading for a fire. The truck hit the eastbound car in the 7 Mile Road NE intersection. Alcohol was not believed to have been a factor.

The Beacon News reports that the driver of a semi tractor accidentally killed a pedestrian while backing up toward a semi trailer on Christmas morning. This truck accident happened Saturday, December 25, at 10:24am, in the truck parking lot of Aldi Inc. headquarters (1200 N. Kirk Road, Batavia, Illinois). The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead.

GrandForksHerald.com reports that a semi pulling a double-van trailer hit a private van at 10am Wednesday morning, December 22, killing two children and injuring the driver and another child. This fatal truck wreck happened on Highway 2 at Grand Forks County 5, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. A girl, 8, and a boy, 5, died in the accident, but another boy, 3, and his father, who’d been at the wheel, survived after a hospital visit. The truck driver was also hospitalized briefly.

TheDailyReview.com reports that a water tanker truck hit a pickup on Saturday, December 25, sending four people to a local hospital. The truck accident happened on a dangerously curvy stretch of U.S. Route 220 in Cherry Township, Pennsylvania. Both vehicles were severely damaged, and people had to be cut out of the pickup truck with power tools. The truck driver was also hospitalized. No charges were filed.

9News.com reports a truck driver hit a car head-on after driving west in eastbound lanes with his lights off. A 71-year-old man who’d been in the car was airlifted to a hospital but later died of his injuries. A woman, 77, and a girl, 9, were hospitalized with minor injuries. This unusual truck wreck happened on Sunday, December 26, at mile marker 357, west of Limon, Colorado.  A police officer in a cruiser had used lights and a siren for several minutes in an effort to flag down the truck until the crash, after which the semi rolled into the median and stopped, lying across westbound lanes. Police said alcohol was involved.

WXVT.com reports that a tractor-trailer hit and killed a woman early Monday morning, December 27, in Shreveport, Louisiana. It was still dark, and she was trying to flag traffic around her car, which she’d crashed into the side of the I-220 bridge.  After the truck accident, the semi flipped and spilled plywood all over the bridge’s westbound lanes.

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