Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: March 22 – March 28
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Fox 19 reports a fatal semi truck incident that occurred on Monday, March 28 around 9:15am on Interstate 75 in Lockland, Ohio. A northbound semi truck’s loose tire crossed over the median into the southbound lane of the Lockland Split and struck a van that then crashed into a wall near the right hand lane. The 22 year-old driver of the van was killed. According to police, the semi truck driver kept driving after the wreck happened. Officers later tracked down the truck which was held for inspection by Ohio Highway Patrol. Charges are pending.
Vindy.com reports a 4-vehicle semi truck accident on Friday, March 25 in Youngstown, Ohio just before 1:00pm. A Penske semi truck rear ended a pick up truck, which hit a van that then struck another van making a left hand turn at Market Street. Three people were taken to a local hospital for injuries and observation. A patrolman said the driver of the semi truck would receive drug and alcohol testing.
WSBT.com reports a wreck involving a semi truck on Tuesday, March 22 in Elkhart, Indiana. Close to 9:00am, a sedan was hit between a semi truck and a dump truck nearby Hively and State Road 19. A WSBT reporter said the sedan became sandwiched between the two large trucks at a stoplight. The female driver was hospitalized for injuries.
CBS Local reports a tractor-trailer rollover that led to 11 additional accidents on Sunday morning, March 27 around 9:00am in Miami-Dade, Florida. According to Florida Highway Patrol, a Budget tractor-trailer semi-truck was going north on I-95 when it rolled over south of 95th Street. The truck struck a barrier in the median, releasing concrete and debris across the roadway and into the path of oncoming drivers. The additional accidents occurred from 79th to 151st Street. Several people sustained injuries and 6 vehicles had to be towed from the scene of the accident.