Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 2 – November 8

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GantDaily.com reports that a tractor-trailer hit and killed a retired state trooper near midnight on Friday, November 5, in Union Township, Pennsylvania.  The unfortunate 54-year-old retiree had pulled his pickup truck off the road (I-80 westbound at mile marker 104.8), and stepped out of the truck. For unknown reasons, the big rig driver crossed onto the shoulder and hit the parked truck and its owner, who was declared dead at the scene of the truck wreck.

MontereyHerald.com reports that two people in separate cars died in a truck wreck on Friday, November 5, after a big rig driver rear-ended a car that had stopped to turn into a driveway. After the semi hit the first car and sent it spinning, the truck hit a second car and pushed it off the road. The double-fatality truck accident happened at 2:30pm on Highway 156 west of Meridian Road in Prunedale, California. The victims, a 4-year-old boy and the 48-year-old driver of the first car, were taken to a Salinas hospital, where they died.  Highway 156 has been the scene of several fatality accidents over the past few years.

WNDU.com reports that an eastbound semi truck blew a tire, crashed through a guardrail, crossed the westbound lanes, and landed in the ditch on the far side of the Toll Road near mile marker 57 in LaPorte County, Indiana. When a westbound car braked to avoid the out-of-control big rig, it was hit by two other cars. The four-vehicle truck accident happened just after 3pm on Sunday, November 7. One person was taken to a hospital with cut and bruises.

NewsOn6.com reports that when a big rig hit a disabled car on the Will Rogers Turnpike Sunday night, it killed the car’s teenage driver. She’d been trying to get out of the car after having hit the concrete divider. The fatal truck accident happened Sunday, November 7, in the westbound lanes, four miles west of the Miami exit, in Ottawa County, Oklahoma. A passenger in the car was unhurt, as were the truck driver and his passenger. The 19-year-old, a resident of Disney, Oklahoma, died at the scene.

JacksonSun.com reports two people died and two were injured when a van and a dump truck crashed Monday, November 8, in Winchester, Tennessee. The truck wreck happened in the afternoon at the intersection of State Highways 16 and 64.

DailyPress.com reports that a dump truck fully loaded with gravel lost a wheel and hit another vehicle in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Monday, November 8. One person sustained non-critical injuries and was hospitalized in the truck accident, which happened on I-264 westbound I-264 near Independence Boulevard. A police vehicle was also hit in the accident, but the officers were uninjured.

MyFoxHouston.com reports that a dump truck hit and killed a person (who might have been on a bicycle) the morning of Monday, November 8, in west Houston. The fatal truck accident happened at the intersection of Briar Forest Drive and Wilcrest Drive.

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