Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: July 5 – July 11

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The North Platte Bulletin reports a semi-truck accident that occurred on Sunday, July 10 near Cozad and Gothenburg, Nebraska. A semi-truck traveling west on Interstate 80 rear ended a motor home around 4:15am. The semi-truck and the motor home jackknifed and struck the railing of a bridge, causing a fire. Six occupants of the RV were injured. One, a 12 year-old child, suffered head injuries. The RV driver was treated at Good Samaritan Hospital for a broken arm and leg.

Local12.com reports a semi-truck accident that occurred on Tuesday, July 5 in Warren County, Ohio. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a semi-truck traveling through a construction area on Interstate 71 South struck 2 cars around 8:00pm after failing to slow down. Both drivers of the cars were transported by ambulance from Jeremiah Morrow Bridge to Bethesda North Hospital.

The Williston Herald reports a semitrailer accident that occurred on Monday, July 11 around 1:00pm in Williston, North Dakota. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, a Peterbilt semitrailer traveling south on County Road 9 did not yield to oncoming traffic upon crossing U.S. 2. The semitrailer struck a service truck at the intersection, resulting in both vehicles traveling offroad and catching fire. The driver of the service truck was taken to Mercy Medical Center by ambulance to be treated for injuries.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports a semi-trailer accident that occurred on Monday, July 11 in North Salt Lake, Utah. A semi-trailer with two empty petroleum tanks was involved in a collision with a refinery train around 9:15am. The incident happened at the intersections of 200 West and Center Street. One person on the train was in critical condition with a compound leg fracture following the accident. The truck overturned and struck a power pole.

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