Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: January 25 – January 31

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WNDU.com reports that a box truck hit a snowmobile Friday night, January 28, in western St. Joseph County, Indiana. The rider was driving southbound on Quince Road, crossing US 20, when the eastbound box truck hit him and dragged him 70 feet. The truck continued to drag the snowmobile another 320 feet before it stopped. Investigators say the snowmobile may have been stopped in the road with mechanical difficulties before the truck accident. The rider was hospitalized with leg injuries, cuts, and missing teeth.

CourierNews.SunTimes.com reports that a big rig changing lanes hit a car and pushed it into a utility pole early Friday morning, January 28. The car’s driver was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. This truck crash happened on Main Street between Congress Parkway and Crystal Lake Avenue in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

WSJ.com reports that a truck flipped onto its side on the West Side Highway (near the 158th Street exit) in New York City on Friday, January 28. Several cars were caught up in the 6:30am truck accident, and four people were taken to nearby Harlem Hospital with minor injuries. A fifth injured person refused treatment.

NewarkPostOnline.com reports that a Delaware Department of Transportation dump truck with a snowplow attachment hit and killed a pedestrian on Thursday, January 27. This fatal truck wreck happened at 6:30am as the truck driver was making a U-turn on Washington Street Extension just west of Philadelphia Pike, near Wilmington.

WPXI.com reports that a car and a coal truck collided early Friday, January 28, on an icy Route 981 in Derry Township, Pennsylvania. Responsibility for the incident has not been assigned, but the elderly car driver was pitched out of her vehicle and died as a result of this truck wreck.

KFDM reports that a big rig hydroplaned, jackknifed, and slid several hundred feet atop an I-10 retaining wall in Beaumont, Texas, on Sunday afternoon, January 30. While sliding on its fuel tanks, the semi wrecked two light posts and sent one of them plus other debris flying, some of which hit a car. One person in that vehicle was hospitalized with minor injuries after the truck accident. Fuel from the truck’s ruptured tanks caught fire and closed all lanes of I-10 in both directions near MLK.

WMUR.com reports that a propane truck rear-ended a minibus in Farmington, New Hampshire, on Wednesday, January 26. The truck accident happened on Route 11 eastbound near Central Street, where the minibus was slowing to turn left when the truck hit it. Six people were injured, including the truck driver, and two were hospitalized. The truck also hit a utility pole, which caused some outages.

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