Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 8 – November 14

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Fox8.com reports a semi-truck accident that killed one on Thursday, November 10 at 10:37am in Brecksville, Ohio. Police say a semi-truck struck a construction employee who was installing construction signs for his employer, the KoKosing Construction company. The driver of the semi-truck stated that he leaned over to pick up some dropped papers on Interstate 77 close to State Route 82 when his truck went onto the right side of the road, striking the construction worker and tossing him approximately 40 feet. The construction worker was declared dead at the scene of the accident.

The Nebraska City News Press reports a crash involving a school bus and a semi-trailer on the morning of Tuesday, November 8 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. According to representatives of the Nebraska State Patrol, a truck driver was proceeding on Interstate 80 East when he changed lanes and hit a Kearney Public Schools bus. The bus was transporting almost 30 students and 4 adults when the accident occurred. One person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, while six students received minor injuries as a result of the collision. The bus became lodged into the concrete median following the accident.

The Richmond Times Dispatch reports an accident involving a charter bus and a logging truck on Friday, November 11 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. A pickup truck proceeding northbound on Interstate 85 was rear-ended by a charter bus, sandwiching the pickup between the bus and a logging truck. Three occupants of the pickup truck were killed. A fourth occupant was seriously injured. The charter bus was on its way to a school event for North Carolina A&T State University. The driver of the bus was charged with reckless driving and must appear in court during the month of January 2012.

News4Jax.com reports a tractor-trailer accident that occurred on Wednesday morning, November 9 at 8:30am in Jacksonville, Florida. Representatives of the Florida Highway Patrol said the truck blew a tire on State Road 9A at the intersection of St. Johns Bluff Road. The truck driver lost control and struck four vehicles. A 39 year-old man was airlifted to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center with critical injuries. Four other people received minor injuries.

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