Truck Accidents News: New Mexico

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Cement Truck Overturns, Kills One in Clovis, NM

A woman was killed when a cement truck swerved sharply and rolled over her vehicle on Norris Street in Clovis, N.M., on Wednesday, April 25. According to the Clovis News Journal, the driver of the cement truck reported that he swerved to avoid hitting the vehicle, but the top-heavy cement overturned, killing the woman who …

Motorcyclist Killed in Crash with Semi in Albuquerque

A motorcycle and a tractor trailer collided on Interstate 40 in Albuquerque, N.M. on Sunday, April 22, killing the motorcyclist. News website KRQE.com reported that witness accounts say the motorcycle was merging onto the westbound lanes of the freeway when the crash occurred. According to the report, he was thrown from his bike. According to …

Man Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash in Aztec, N.M.

A man was killed when a tractor trailer slammed into his car at the intersection of Azetc and Main avenues in Aztec, N.M. on Saturday, March 10. According to KASA.com, the man was making a left-hand turn and pulled into the path of the oncoming tractor trailer, which was unable to stop at the yellow …

Dog Ignites Chain-Reaction Truck Crash Near Albuquerque

A man driving a passenger vehicle stopped on Interstate 40 near Albuquerque, N.M., on Sunday, Feb. 26, in hopes of helping a dog that had run onto the freeway in traffic. Another motorist slammed her brakes to avoid the man, and a tractor trailer hauling 36,000 pounds of meat slammed into her vehicle, according to …

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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