Truck Accident News

All lanes of I-77 have re-opened Monday morning, about 6 hours after a crash involving multiple tractor trailers. The number and severity of injuries are unknown. The crash happened a little after 10 Sunday night at the Cabin Creek overpass near the Chelyan exit. UPDATE 4/15/19 @1:38 a.m. Metro 911 says one lane of I-77 is open in each direction early Monday morning after a crash involving multiple tractor trailers shutdown the highway late Sunday night. The number and severity of injuries are unknown....

The Virginia Trucking Association presented its 2019 Safety Awards on April 3rd during its Annual VTA Safety and Human Resources Conference, held at the UVA Inn at Darden in Charlottesville. The safety awards are generously sponsored by Nansemond Insurance Agency of Suffolk. J.D. Newman, Inc. of Elkwood was presented the 2019 Grand Trophy for Fleet Safety in Virginia. This award is presented to the company that was judged to have had the state’s most effective motor carrier safety program during 2018. J.D....

Shortly before 4:30 pm on Saturday afternoon a multi-vehicle accident occurred on I-44 just east of Pacific Missouri.  The accident involved two tractor-trailers and a car.  One of semi’s overturned and is leaking a small amount of fuel. Authorities have shut down the eastbound lanes of I-44 while they clear the crash scene. All eastbound traffic has been diverted off the interstate onto Old Highway 66 to get around the accident scene. The interstate is expected to be shut down for several hours.   Source: https://fox2now.com/2019/04/13/tractor-trailer-accident-shuts-down-i-44-near-pacific-mo/...

An accident involving a lumber truck on the I-10 westbound flyover toward the Mississippi River Bridge forced highway officials to close the merging portion of I-110 to I-10 East underneath over concerns the truck's shifting load could topple onto motorists passing under the debacle. The crash happened during the evening rush Wednesday. Traffic cameras monitoring the situation showed the lumber load on the back of an 18-wheeler with an obvious and dubious lean. Authorities closed I-110 South to likely avoid any potential...

A deadly five-vehicle crash has shut down a portion of northbound I-77 near Yadkinville Thursday afternoon. The crash happened at about 2:20 p.m. in a construction work zone. The road is expected to be closed for several hours. Authorities said traffic was at a stop as vehicles merged into a single lane when a tractor-trailer driver failed to reduce their speed and struck a Chevy passenger vehicle. The Chevy then collided into a truck towing a trailer, which then collided into another tractor-trailer. The...

A preliminary investigation revealed that a tractor-trailer ran a red light which caused a deadly car crash in Prince George’s County on Wednesday. Police said the crash happened around 6:13 a.m. at Branch Ave. and Surrats Road in Clinton. Nine victims were evaluated by Prince George’s County Fire Department Medics. Six people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries while two people declined to go. Police said the tractor-trailer, a school bus and five other vehicles collided in the crash. The driver of...

ARLINGTON, Va., April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations and ATA's Share the Road highway safety program are urging motorists to pay serious attention to work zones in order to maintain safety on our nation's roads. As part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, Share the Road professional truck drivers, elite drivers with millions of accident-free miles, are providing safe-driving tips to keep both motorists and workers safe during the spring construction season. "We want better highways and safer roads, which...

The family of Killeen man who escaped with his life Thursday after an 18-wheeler drove across the front of his new blue Corvette on a Temple highway frontage road is seeking a man who helped him. Gerald Helmandollar, who had no lasting physical injuries, escaped the accident with only pain and bad memories, according to his wife, Cynthia. Gerald picked up the Corvette Thursday that he bought in Bellmead. He’d driven it less than 45 minutes into Temple when, at about 10:30...

A witness to a fatal collision Tuesday morning involving a wrong-way driver on the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 93 and Interstate 11 near Boulder City said towering flames erupted from the wreckage within moments of the impact. The crash involving a UPS truck and another vehicle was reported just after 3 a.m. on southbound U.S. 93, about two miles east of the Nevada-Arizona border, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. One person was killed, the NHP said. Tony Illia, a spokesman...

A UPS truck driver from Atlanta, Jimmy Howard, is retiring after 43 years and 6 million accident-free miles. Howard started driving for UPS at the age of 22 as a delivery truck driver and eventually moved into driving tractor-trailers on a daily route from Atlanta to Mississippi (a 525-mile round trip). In addition to his outstanding record as a professional driver, Howard has also never been involved in a crash in his personal vehicle. When asked about his secret to accident-free driving, Howard...