Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: January 5 – January 11

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Local 12, WKRC in Cincinnati reports that a Thursday semi-truck crash on US Route 52 East of Brookville has claimed the life of a local man. Initial reports indicate that the semi-truck carrying roofing materials and shingles lost control in a turn and plowed into an oncoming pickup truck, killing the pickup’s driver. Franklin County Sheriff officials did not say whether charges are pending against the driver of the semi-truck.

Chron.com reports that a bus driver’s aide traveling on an Aldine Independent School District bus required a trip to a local hospital following a truck crash on the U.S. 59 Eastex Freeway near Houston, Texas on Thursday. The school bus was rear-ended by a commercial truck according to early reports.

The News-Gazette.com reports that a semi-trailer truck traveling east on I-74 in Vermilion County, Illinois lost control and struck a passenger vehicle, ending up on top of that vehicle and trapping its occupants inside. The driver and passenger in the vehicle were freed by Kickapoo firefighters and then taken by ambulance to Provena United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville, Illinois where they were treated for injuries sustained in the truck crash.

The News-Enterprise reports that five semi trucks were involved in a pair of crashes that sent two people to the hospital on Tuesday in Hart County, Kentucky. A blowout of a semitrailer’s tire caused the two crashes according to Kentucky State Police. The injuries sustained in the two wrecks were described as non-life threatening.

KSNT.com reports that an elderly Lecompton, Kansas man was injured in a wreck and that a second person involved in the wreck was subsequently injured while inspecting damage to his vehicle when a semi truck attempting to avoid the vehicles involved in the crash struck a wrecked vehicle and pinned the pedestrian between the wrecked cars. According to Topeka Police, the two crashes occurred on I-470 just west of Burlingame, Kansas.

Mansfield NewsJournal.com reports that 3 people were killed on Wednesday night on I-80 in Clintonville Township, Pennsylvania when a semi tractor-trailer lost control, crossed the median and slammed into one vehicle and landed on another killing the 66-year-old driver of the first vehicle and a 10-year-old girl and 20-year-old woman in the second. Pennsylvania State Police report that driving conditions were hazardous at the time of the crash.

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