Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 29 – December 5

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WLWT.com reports a tractor-trailer accident that occurred on Wednesday, November 30 around 8:30am in Whitewater Township, Ohio. Representatives of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said a pickup truck had stopped on U.S. 50 West to turn left onto a driveway when it was rear-ended by a 2012 Kenworth tractor-trailer. The 47 year-old male driver of the pickup received minor injuries and was transported to Harrison-Mercy Hospital. The semi driver received a citation for failure to maintain a clear distance.

The Springfield News-Sun reports a semi truck accident that occurred on Thursday, December 1 in Bethel Township, Ohio. According to troopers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a semi truck failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a pickup truck at the intersection of Lower Valley Pike and Ohio 369. Two occupants of the white pickup truck had to be extricated by the fire department and were transported to Miami Valley Hospital. One was listed under intensive care. A state trooper said the semi truck driver would mostly likely be cited for failure to yield.

The Republican Herald reports a tractor-trailer accident that left five people injured on Thursday, December 1 around 9:00am in Frackville, Mahanoy Township, Pennsylvania. According to a representative of the state police, a tractor-trailer hit a SUV while changing lanes. The SUV was pushed into the left guardrail of Interstate 81 and down an embankment. Two people in the vehicle received minor injuries, while three others sustained moderate injuries. One of the five was airlifted to a trauma center via helicopter. The tractor-trailer driver fled the scene of the accident without stopping.

The Ukiah Daily Journal reports a semi truck accident that occurred on Friday, December 2 at 1:20pm near Garberville, California. Members of the California Highway Patrol said a 1994 Kenworth semi truck spilled a load of lumber and overturned while negotiating a curve, blocking Highway 101 close to Myers Flat. The accident left an overturned 2004 PT Cruiser in its wake, injuring a 19 year-old driver and an 18 year-old passenger from Laytonville. They were transported to the hospital via ambulance with minor injuries.

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