Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: May 17 – May 23

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ABC reports a milk truck accident that left three people injured on Saturday, May 21 at 2:30am in northeast Harris County, near Sheldon, Texas. Investigators stated that an 18-wheeler veered onto the right shoulder of Highway 90 as its driver reached for an item in the cab. The Borden semi truck struck two wrecking trucks on site to assist a disabled Chevrolet, forcing the Chevy down an embankment. A passenger of the Chevy was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital for injuries. The drivers of the tow trucks were also injured.

KSL.com reports a semi truck accident that occurred on Friday afternoon, May 20 in Brigham City, Utah. An 18-wheeler truck leaving Sardine Canyon suffered brake failure as it tried to turn right on Main Street. Due to the brake issue, the truck tipped, striking two cars. It then rolled over and hit another vehicle, as its contents fell out into the streets. Two drivers had minor injuries. Though the investigation is not yet completed, officials said they would issue citations.

The Patch reports a crash including two semi trucks on Wednesday, May 18 at 2:16pm in New Lenox, Illinois. A woman died near Interstate 355 and Interstate 80 after her car was struck in the rear by a semi truck. The initial impact forced her vehicle to strike a second semi truck in another lane.

The Quincy Herald Whig reports a three-vehicle accident on Thursday, May 19 at 11:30am near Atlas, Illinois. According to Illinois State Police, a tractor-trailer truck going west on U.S. 54 jackknifed as it approached a construction area with congested traffic. The 2001 Peterbilt truck hit two Ford vehicles, seriously injuring two women who were transported to Pike County Memorial Hospital. The semi’s brakes were out of service, and the semi driver received multiple citations.

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