Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: March 15 – March 21

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NewsOn6.com reports a utility truck accident that occurred early Monday morning on March 21 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Police say that the utility truck was turning east across Memorial onto the BA Expressway when it and a Nissan Sentra collided. The driver of the utility truck was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Three occupants of the Nissan Sentra were taken to local hospitals for treatment. One female was listed in serious condition, while two males were listed in critical condition.

The Orlando Sentinel reports a tractor trailer crash that occurred on Sunday, March 20 in Lakeland, Florida. According to police, a pickup truck was going east on New Tampa Highway around 12:30am when a tractor trailer entered the road from a warehouse. The  two vehicles collided as the truck was straightening out. As a result, the pickup truck became lodged beneath the tractor trailer. The driver was trapped and pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. A passenger in the pickup truck was taken to a local hospital for injuries.

TheRepublic.com reports two truck-related  fatalities in the Philadelphia suburb of Exton on Saturday, March 19. According to officials from Uwchlan Township in Chester County, a delivery truck was traveling south on Route 100 when it struck two people at approximately 5:21am. The individuals were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

KFOX 14 reports a pedestrian fatality in El Paso, Texas that occurred on Friday, March 18 during rush hour. According to police, a man was crossing the road at Gateway North and Paisano Drive close to 5pm. A semi-truck struck the pedestrian, pinning him between tires near the semi-truck’s cab. According to police, a commercial-truck investigation unit checked the semi-truck for potential faulty parts that may have contributed to the crash.

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