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Semi Driver Distracted By Chihuahua, Flips 18-Wheeler Over

In 2012, there were 104,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks—an increase of 18 percent from 88,000 in 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. You can bet that some of those accidents were due to distracted driving. According to Louisiana State Police, that seemed to be the case on Tuesday when a big rig …

Authorities: 18-Wheeler Crosses Center Line, Kills Pickup Driver

A Louisiana man lost his life Tuesday after the vehicle he was driving was struck by an 18-wheeler, authorities stated. According to Louisiana State Police, shortly before 4:30 p.m. officers were called to investigate a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on U.S. 425 approximately 2 miles north of the city of Wisner. Investigators say that …

Woman Killed in Tractor Trailer Collision in Titus County, LA

A woman was killed when her vehicle collided with a tractor trailer on IH-30 in Titus County, LA, on Friday, April 20. According to KTBS.com, both vehicles were traveling west when the woman’s car struck the rear of the tractor trailer. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to …

Truck Driver Dies in Crash in Schriever, LA

The driver of a tanker truck was killed when his vehicle went over the side of a narrow wooden bridge in Schriever, Louisiana, on Monday, March 12. According to HoumaToday.com, the truck was traveling a small rural road when its load of drilling pipes shifted, rocking the truck and pushing it into the swampy canal …

NTSB: Ban All Cell Phone Use While Driving

Truck drivers who’ve felt singled out by talk of cell phone bans can take heart: It’s not just about trucks anymore. Thanks to a strong correlation between fatality crashes and cell phone usage while driving, on Tuesday the five-person National Transportation Safety Board unanimously recommended a universal ban on talking, texting, and emailing while driving …

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