Truck Accident News

The man killed in an early-morning crash in the bad weather on the Massachusetts Turnpike on Thursday has been identified. State Police say a tandem tractor-trailer lost control in the eastbound lanes and crashed into another tractor-trailer, a box truck and a pickup truck. It happened in Blandford in western Massachusetts around 2:40 a.m. Five people were taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Four were treated for minor injuries. The crash came at a time when there was freezing rain falling, following...

Hartford police are investigating an accident involving a pedestrian and a tractor trailer. According to officials, the collision took place in the area of High Street and Walnut Street. Authorities are asking everyone to avoid the area until further notice. Police said the pedestrian has life-threatening injuries. The cause of the collision is not known at this time.   Source: https://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/hartford/pd-pedestrian-with-life-threatening-injuries-after-collision-with-tractor-trailer-in-hartford/1799662346...

At least three people were injured in a large-scale accident on Interstate 80 Wednesday morning that involved nine semi-trucks and two passenger vehicles, The Grand Island Independent reported Thursday. The vehicles were involved in multiple crashes on I-80 between Giltner and Aurora. The paper’s report said five vehicles took part in a chain-reaction crash and that because of the pileup, I-80 was closed to eastbound traffic for about three hours while emergency crews worked at the scene and cleared the road. Weather conditions...

One person was killed and four others were injured in a crash involving two tractor-trailers on the Mass. Pike in Blandford. State Police said the crash happened at around 2:40 a.m. on Thursday, when a wintry mix moving in the area made for slick road conditions and limited visibility. Five people were transported to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield where one of the victims was pronounced dead, state police said. Four others were treated for minor injuries.   Source: https://www.boston25news.com/news/1-dead-4-injured-in-tractor-trailer-accident-in-blandford/923666433...

A crash involving a jackknifed tractor-trailer closed the westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike between the Reading and Lebanon-Lancaster interchanges for nearly four hours Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened shortly before 2 p.m. between the North Fifth Street and North Sixth Street overpasses in Denver, Lancaster County.   Source: http://www.wfmz.com/news/berks/tractor-trailer-crash-closes-wb-pa-turnpike-at-reading-exit/1031672000...

Collision between pickup, chicken truck claims one, blocks highway. A late-night collision between a pickup truck and a Sanderson Farms 18-wheeler carrying a load of live chickens Monday killed a McComb man and scattered birds along the shoulder of Highway 44, blocking traffic until just after daybreak Tuesday.   Source:http://www.enterprise-journal.com/news/article_0140453c-3518-11e9-8704-b77aa7355a06.html...

The Department of Public Safety said a Jeep was making a U-turn in front of an 18-wheeler when it was hit.  The Jeep was t-boned by the 18-wheeler and then rolled.  The driver of the Jeep and one passenger are still at Hendrick Medical Center, according to DPS.   Source: https://ktxs.com/news/big-country/dps-jeep-making-u-turn-in-front-of-18-wheeler-when-accident-occurred...

A tractor-trailer struck two vehicles before overturning and slamming into two more cars Monday evening along Route 31, leaving four people hurt, officials said. All of the injured are expected to survive, including two people who were flown to Morristown Medical Center according to Paul Approvato, the deputy chief of detectives for the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office. The truck was traveling south on Route 31 near Cregar Road in Lebanon Township around 5:30 p.m. when it hit two vehicles, turned on its...

According to VDOT multiple tractor-trailer accidents have been reported across the Southwest Virginia area Wednesday morning. A gas tanker on US-220 near Fincastle is on fire and threatening structures in the area Wednesday morning. Both the north and southbound lanes are closed along US-220 The tanker has been ruptured and was carrying an estimated 8500 gallons of fuel and is threatening structures in the area. The driver of the tanker is reported to be out of the vehicle. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.   Source: https://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Tractor-itraler-accident-closes-northbound-lane-along-I-81-in-Rockbridge-Co-506090001.html...

Two people died in a crash on Interstate 64 Monday that shut down westbound lanes for more than six hours. The crash occurred at the 51 mile marker in Franklin County, according to the Lexington Traffic Management Center. According to WKYT, it involved a tractor-trailer, a pickup truck and a car. A truck was stopped on a bridge for unknown reasons and the car stopped beside it. The tractor-trailer driver was unable to stop, crashing into both the truck and car. Drivers...