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Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents Blogs

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), 3,986 people died in large truck crashes in 2016. Of those deaths, Seventeen percent were truck occupants, 66 percent were in cars, and 16 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists. The number of people who die in large truck crashes has been on the rise, as fatalities were 27 percent higher in 2016 than in 2009.

Large commercial trucks or big rigs, pose a greater threat out on the road than your average commuter vehicle. Truck braking is sometimes a factor in crashes. Loaded rigs can take 20-40 percent farther than average cars to stop. This can be exacerbated by wet and slippery roads or with poorly maintained brakes. Truck driver fatigue also poses an increased crash risk variable. Drivers of large trucks are legally allowed to drive up to 11 hours at a time. However, research indicates that some drivers violate this regulation.

Big Rig Struck By Train Near Kaufman County Line

Posted: October 9th, 2019 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

The driver of a large dump truck was killed when his big rig was struck by an Amtrak train near the Dallas and Kaufman County Line late last month.

The CBS Local station in Dallas – Fort Worth reports that

School Bus Strikes Freight Train, Kills Child

Posted: July 17th, 2019 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

The bus driver who was behind the wheel of an Athens ISD school bus that crashed in January that left one middle school student dead has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

The CBS Local station in Dallas …

DART Bus Involved In Multi-Vehicle Crash

Posted: May 15th, 2019 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Taking the bus is a great way to save money on daily commuting costs. It also provides a way to address environmental concerns and is a great value and convenience for many people living within the city. Even with all …

FedEx Truck Caught In Big Rig Accident

Posted: December 5th, 2018 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Drivers can expect increased traffic over the holiday season, both of passenger and commercial vehicles trying to get to where they’re going. Along with increased traffic comes higher accident rates on our nation’s highways and with it serious injuries and …

Truck Rams Into Television Station During Broadcast

Posted: September 13th, 2018 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

A Dallas man who was upset about the fatal shooting of his friend in 2012 by police rammed his pickup truck into a television station on the morning of Wednesday, September 12th while the station was on air.

According to

Train Strikes Dump Truck In Fort Worth

Posted: September 5th, 2018 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

There are many different reasons why commuters decide to take the train. For some, it is more economical and environmentally friendly, while others find that they get to their destinations faster and with fewer worries of getting into an accident. …

FedEx Truck Blamed For Fatal Collision on I-35W

Posted: August 15th, 2018 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

A woman has lost her life on Tuesday when the vehicle she was in collided with a Federal Express truck near the interchange of I-35W and Highway 114.

According to an article and broadcast story appearing on the CBS local …

Rental Truck And Fire Engine Collide In Dallas

Posted: May 9th, 2018 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Any time an accident involves emergency vehicles and other vehicles on the road, potentially serious accidents can occur. Fire engine, police and ambulance drivers sometimes drive recklessly or travel at high speeds, causing a perfect set of circumstances for an

Two Big Rigs Crash In Chain Reaction Incident On LBJ

Posted: February 28th, 2018 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

A major crash involving two big rigs on the LBJ Freeway eastbound near Garland Road in the early hours of the morning last Monday morning at approximately 7:00 a.m.

According to a story appearing on the Dallas-Fort Worth CBS affiliate

DART Commuters Get Rude Surprise From Semi Truck

Posted: February 21st, 2018 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Passenger rail trains, commuter monorails, trains, subways and trams carry hundreds of thousands – even millions of passengers aboard them on an everyday basis around the country. No matter what mode of transportation you choose to make, there will always

Child Injured in School Bus Crash With Two Other Vehicles

Posted: December 20th, 2017 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Being a parent is something that always seems to be filled with worry.  It can be a parent’s worst nightmare to receive a call from the school telling them that their child has been hurt in an accident.

That’s exactly …

Cement Mixer Tips Over and Traps Vehicle

Posted: October 25th, 2017 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

In an accident on Friday afternoon, a cement mixer tipped over and struck a pickup truck on the south side of Eagle Mountain Lake. According to a news story that appeared on the Dallas-Fort Worth CBS Local website, the …

School Bus Involved in Fatal Crash

Posted: September 20th, 2017 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

A woman has been killed after having crashed her SUV into the back of a loaded school bus carrying a school tennis team in McKinney on Thursday night.

According to an article appearing on the DFW CBS Local website, …

Car and Big Rig Tangle in Fatal Accident

Posted: September 6th, 2017 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Hurricane Harvey has wrought destruction the likes of which has never before been seen. To add to the tragedy of the storm and its aftermath, two people were killed in an accident Wednesday evening when a car nearly struck a …

Firetruck Crashes Into Sedan in Dallas

Posted: August 16th, 2017 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Four people were injured in a collision involving a passenger vehicle and a fire truck in Dallas Thursday morning.

According to an article that appeared on the NBCDFW website, a fire and rescue truck with the Dallas Fire Department …

One Dead in Semi Truck Collision

Posted: August 2nd, 2017 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Every year there are thousands of accidents involving over the road trucks or 18-wheelers and smaller passenger vehicles. Such accidents can have tragic or even deadly outcomes, as CBS DFW reports.

One driver lost his life when his pickup truck …

Big Rig Merges Into Vehicle on I-30

Posted: April 19th, 2017 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Some of the worst accidents you’ll see are the work of the big tractor trailers. One person is dead from a big rig failing to stop, and the resulting crash brought traffic to a halt going both directions on I-30.…

Truck Explodes in Collision

Posted: January 18th, 2017 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Sometimes, you just have to thank your lucky stars when it comes to Dallas car accidents. You never know what’s going to happen on the roads, and because of that… there are sometimes miracles happening every single day.

A Chevy

UPS Driver Collides With Motorcycle

Posted: January 6th, 2017 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Look twice.  Save a life.  You see the bumper stickers everywhere concerning motorcycles.  They’re small and they’re easy to miss, even on a clear afternoon.  The damage to the motorcycle driver is usually significantly more severe than the damage to …

Bus Crash Injures Four

Posted: September 7th, 2016 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Many people choose to take the bus as a way to save money, environmental concerns or a number of other reasons. Public transit is considered a great value for the money and a convenient way for people to get around. …

Major Charter Bus Crash in South Texas

Posted: May 18th, 2016 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Big white busEight people have died and approximately 40 additional people were injured after a charter bus crash in South Texas.

According to authorities, the accident happened on …

Two Charter Buses Collide, Military Personnel Injured

Posted: March 24th, 2016 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

indexAn accident on the southbound Interstate 35 in Fort Worth has left 10 people injured when two charter buses transporting military personnel from Oklahoma to North

Cement Truck Accident in Anna Turns Fatal

Posted: February 25th, 2016 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Yellow and orange mixing truckOne person has been killed in a two-vehicle involving a cement truck in Anna on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Lonny Haschel, a spokesperson with the Department …

Fire Truck Crashes into Dairy Queen

Posted: January 27th, 2016 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

images (5)Three people have been injured after a fire truck crashed into a Dairy Queen in Farmersville last week.

Authorities say that the incident could have …

1 Dead, 17 Injured in Bus Accident

Posted: December 23rd, 2015 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

download (89)One person is dead and another 17 injured after a bus accident that occurred on I-30 early Sunday.

Dallas authorities say that the accident occurred …

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