Truck Accident News

Ron Barr, the general manager of the Greater Ottawa Truckers Association, told Alan Neal on All in a Day the Ontario government instituted tougher rules for wheel checks for commercial trucks in 2015. "I thought [those rules] would have really put a curtail on these [incidents], but I know they happen once in a while and I can't tell you why," said Barr, whose organization represents independent truck operators but not the company connected to Friday's incident. Barr said whether or not the driver...

The company that owns the vehicle, ICB Food Distribution, has been charged with operating an unsafe commercial vehicle. The driver of the truck, a man from Gatineau, Que., has also been charged with driving with a detached part. His court appearance is scheduled for March 31. ICB Food Distribution operates from an industrial lot at 3105 Hawthorne Road in east Ottawa, and tractor-trailers are continually coming and going from the business. When CBC News started shooting video of the trucks, an irate...

By Simon Gardner, CBC News  Feb 11, 2017 Wallace Murphy keeps asking himself why his life was spared. The 55-year-old hospital orderly was driving east on Highway 417 early Friday morning when he saw a large black object heading directly towards him. "I thought it was going to hit me. And it was airborne. It wasn't bouncing on the ground, it was travelling through the air like a missile," Murphy said. The flying black object was actually a dual wheel that had come loose from a tractor-trailer travelling in...

by Kase Wilbanks, KVII Saturday, February 11th 2017 RANDALL COUNTY, Texas (KVII) - One person is dead following a Saturday afternoon crash in Randall County, just west of Umbarger on Highway 60. The Texas Department of Public Safety said 29-year-old Rogelio Rangel of Dumas was driving a semi-truck westbound about one mile west of Umbarger. The DPS said 24-year-old Christopher Vandenberg of Sioux Center, Iowa was also driving a semi-truck eastbound and crossed over the center median, colliding into the truck driven by Rangel. Vandenberg...

KINGSTREE, SC (WBTW) – One person is dead after a car hit an empty log truck on Highway 52 in Kingstree Wednesday morning. According to the SC Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 6:40 a.m. in the area between Cades Crossroads and McCutchen Road. Corporal Sonny Collins with the SC Highway Patrol says the crash occurred when an unloaded log truck backed out of a private drive on to Highway 52 and collided with a Honda Accord traveling south on the highway. Collins...

FOWLER, CA (January 19, 2017) – A man was killed after being struck by a semi truck on Highway 99 near East Manning Avenue at approximately 10:46 p.m. Thursday. According to an initial report by California Highway Patrol, the man was standing on the slow lane, just between Manning and Floral when he was struck by the semi truck. While details of the incident remain unclear at this time, the man was reportedly killed in the crash. Debris from the accident were...

A semi truck veered right, rolled over, caught on fire and ejected two people on Monday night on Interstate 35 in Murray County. "The view was kind of far, but I saw the truck was rolled over and there was kind of police cars around it and fire department trucks," says witness Lynda Kennedy. Kennedy saw this semi truck in flames from her home in the Arbuckle mountains in Murray County. "It's really dry right now so I'm really happy that didn't take...