Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: February 8 – February 14

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The Star-Telegram reports that an 18-wheeler struck a motorcyclist on Interstate 20 at Matlock Road in Arlington, Texas on February 10 around 4:20pm. Upon impact, the driver of the motorcycle fell onto the shoulder of the interstate and was later pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The 18-wheeler continued driving from the scene.

NorthEscambia.com reports a semi-tractor wreck on February 11 in Molino, Florida near Escambia county. The driver of the semi-tractor pulled out of Molino Road directly into the path of a Toyota Camry, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The semi-tractor driver was cited for violation of right of way. The driver of the Camry and 2 teen passengers were injured.

WZZM reports that a snow plow truck struck a teen around 12:45am in Fruitport Township, Muskegon County Michigan on Sunday, February 13. The 19 year old had pulled over on U.S. 31 after his vehicle ran out of gas. He was returning a gas can to his trunk when a passing snow plow truck struck the car, knocked it into a snowbank and dragged the young driver approximately 20 feet. The driver was found dead when police arrived at the scene.

MSNBC reports that a tractor-trailer sideswiped a school bus on Tuesday, February 8 around 2pm on Mississippi Highway 8, approximately one mile from Calhoun City. Immediately following the sideswipe, the tractor-trailer veered into a second head-on collision with another bus. Three adults were killed and seventeen students were taken to a hospital for injuries. One student was airlifted by helicopter.

WHPTV.com reports that a dump truck carrying 24 tons of road salt was in a five vehicle crash on Friday, February 11 at 9:51am. The crash occurred on I-81 South in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, PA. The dump truck rear-ended one car, leading to the pile up.The truck rolled over onto a Volvo driver, who was trapped inside and died. Three other people were taken to local hospitals for injuries.

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