Truck Accidents Archives

New rules seek to reduce truck driver fatigue and save lives

The enforcement of new rules designed to ease truck driver fatigue has recently begun, and it is hoped that these rules will help decrease the occurrence of truck accidents and subsequent fatalities. By reducing the instances of truck accidents, it is estimated that commercial vehicle accidents in Alabama, as well as across the United States, will be less frequent and that nearly 20 lives may be spared per year.

Semi-truck collision causes bridge to collapse

Alabama residents who planned to travel to Washington or Canada via Interstate 5 over the holiday weekend had their travel plans changed by a bridge collapsing. Just days before the Memorial Day weekend began, a bridge 60 miles north of Seattle fell into the river after a truck accidents at the wheel of an 18-wheeler collided with one of the bridge's overhead tresses. The tress was a part of the bridge's "superstructure," which is what investigators believe caused the collapse.

Two dead, one injured in Alabama 20 crash

On May 14 at 1:32 p.m., a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling eastbound on Alabama Highway 20 when the driver collided with a dump truck. The collision occurred near the intersection of the highway with Sockwell Lane. The dump truck was traveling southbound on Sockwell Lane prior to the collision. Police were alerted instantly when an area resident who heard the crash contacted 911.

Two people injured in Alabama crash

Two people suffered injuries in a vehicle collision that occurred around 6:30 a.m. on a Monday morning at Gorton Road and Judge Road in Alabama. A truck and a SUV reportedly crashed after one of the vehicles ran a stop sign. Which vehicle was at fault for running the stop sign has yet to be disclosed.

Kent State student dies in car crash

A 23-year-old Kent State senior from Parma was killed when he was ejected from an SUV according to police sources. The truck accident occurred on Interstate 65 when a semi truck driven by an Ashville, Alabama, man collided with the SUV in which the student was a passenger. Four other young men were in the SUV at the time, and the 22-year-old driver, along with the other passengers, was taken to an area hospital to be treated for injuries. There was no word as to their conditions or whether any of them were admitted for injuries. The group was said to be traveling home from a Florida vacation at the time of the crash. The truck driver was not injured.

Truck accident results in death of 17-year-old Alabama girl

Accidents involving large commercial trucks and motor vehicles are often among the most serious. Due to their impressive size and weight, injuries sustained by those involved in truck accidents are typically severe or fatal.

Birmingham man killed in head-on truck accident

Accidents in which large commercial vehicles are involved often result in serious injuries or death. The family of an 80-year-old Birmingham man is mourning after the man was recently killed in a tragic truck accidents.

Alabama trucking company closed for safety violations

Trucking companies bear a great responsibility in helping ensure the safety of our nation's highways and interstates. Truck drivers must be properly trained, maintain a safe driving record and remain free of impairing substances such as drugs and alcohol. Failure to comply with these safety regulations can bring about catastrophic results as injuries sustained in truck accidents are typically severe and even fatal.

Two boys killed by drunk and speeding driver

Families in Alabama and across the country wait for the warm summer months to take advantage of outdoor activities like fishing and camping. A fatal truck accidents recently turned one family's fun camping trip into a nightmare.

Causes of trucking accidents examined

While any motor vehicle accident can be serious, those involving large commercial vehicles and trucks are more likely to result in a fatality. In fact, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, during 2009, ten percent of all traffic-related fatalities involved a large truck. The increased likelihood that a fatality will result when a commercial truck is involved in an accident has prompted two civil engineers to explore ways to reduce the number of truck accidents in states like Alabama and across the country.

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