Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: April 19 – April 25

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The New York Times reports a sanitation truck accident that occurred on Tuesday night, April 19 in Brooklyn, New York. A sanitation truck driver driving on the wrong side of Grand Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn struck a Hyundai Elantra, injuring the Elantra’s 34 year-old male driver and a 57 year-old male passenger. Both were transported to Elmhurst Hospital Center. The sanitation truck driver was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

The Daily Wildcat reports a tractor-trailer truck accident that occurred on Wednesday, April 20 at 3:08pm in Baiting Hollow, New York. According to Riverhead Town police, a Mack truck hauling gravel went out of control and struck a 2007 Ford minibus carrying special needs adults, killing one passenger and injuring eight. The wreck happened on Sound Avenue east, near Baiting Hollow Hill. Police closed Sound Avenue between Edwards and Fresh Pond to investigate.

The Minnesota Daily reports a fatality involving a semi truck on Thursday, April 21 just before 8:00am in the morning. A 25 year-old female college student attending the University of Minnesota was riding her bike south on 15th Avenue when she was struck and killed by a semi truck. The semi truck struck the bicyclist as the truck driver was turning right from 15th Avenue onto Fourth Street. The accident occurred where Fourth Street and 15th Avenue intersect, close to a Dinkytown-vicinity McDonald’s in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

WAFF reports a four-vehicle accident involving a fire truck on Friday morning, April 22 in Huntsville, Alabama. The wreck occurred at the intersection of Jordan Lane and University Drive. A fire truck going east on University hit an SUV going south on Jordan. The SUV then struck two other vehicles. The four-vehicle accident required two people to be treated at a hospital for serious injuries.

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