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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.

Two Semis Overturn On The I-30 Bridge

Posted: August 18th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Two semi-tractor trailer rigs traveling in the opposite direction overturned on the Interstate 30 Bridge over Lake Ray Hubbard Monday. The road was closed for most of the day.

According to the story appearing on the NBDFW website, the crash

Dump Truck Stops For Road Hazard, Car Behind Him Doesn’t

Posted: July 7th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

All driver need to stay attentive to avoid accidents, but sometimes we get so sunk in routines that fatal mistakes happen. That’s what happened last Tuesday night on I-30. Dallas News reports.

A young man died after crashing into the …

NTSB Investigation Unveils Numerous Issues In Truck Crash

Posted: July 6th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

An accident in Idaho that killed four has tangled up a trucking company in Irving, Texas and involved the NTSB. The Idaho Statesman reports.

The crash was so bad that federal authorities got involved. According to the report, a semitruck …

Car Struck By Semi After Traveling Too Slow On The Interstate

Posted: June 2nd, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

An accident on I-45 at the Navarro/Freestone county line killed a woman and backed up traffic for hours. Corsicana Daily Sun reported on the incident.

Police say that an Accord was traveling on I-45 at low speed in the middle …

Driver Rams Into The Back Of Fire Truck On I-20

Posted: May 28th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

A crash in Arlington, Texas killed a driver when he rammed into the back of a fire truck that was at the scene of an accident. CBS reported on the crash.

The fire truck was on the left-hand side of …

Three Crashes End In Fatalities Last Weekend

Posted: April 20th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

A number of crashes happened across Dallas County yesterday, including several fatalities. NBCDFW.com has the stories.

The first accident happened on I-30 near South Westmoreland Road. Three people were trapped inside of a crashed PT Cruiser. Two of the victims …

Five Vehicle Accident, Including Amazon Truck, Kills Two On Highway Near Houston

Posted: April 10th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Two women died in a crash on Houston’s North Freeway in a chain-reaction crash thanks to wet roads. CBS reported on the incident.

The crash happened soon after midnight on Friday. An SUV pulled over after it got a flat …

A Topless Woman Who Led Law Enforcement On A High-Speed Chase Surrendered Near Waxahachie

Posted: April 8th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Officers with the Dallas Police Department were engaged in a high-speed chase of a topless woman along Interstate 5 last week. The chase ended when the woman crashed her vehicle into a semi tractor-trailer rig.

Police and law enforcement officers …

Truck Crash Nearly Knocks Pillar Out Of Overpass

Posted: April 3rd, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

A truck accident in Parker County could have lead to a serious bridge collapse had it been worse. CBSDFW reported on the crash.

I-20 had to be closed in both directions this morning after a crash near Lakeshore Drive in …

Truck Hauling Toilet Paper Tips Over, Catches Fire

Posted: March 28th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

The coronavirus outbreak has caused shortages all over the country. One trucking accident has made the shortages just a little bit worse. 1080 KRLD reports on the crash.

In Dallas County, a tractor-trailer crashed into the meridian and caught fire …

Car Found Pinned Under Cab Of Big Rig In Melissa

Posted: March 26th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Crashes with big rigs are dangerous for many reasons. First, their large size makes them heavy, and heavier things hit with more force. Even large pickup trucks stand little chance of withstanding a big rig crash.

But there’s another reason. …

Truck Drivers Are Under Strain As They Work Their Jobs With Limited Rest Opportunites

Posted: March 25th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Even under normal circumstances, truck drivers help keep the lifeblood of the economy pumping in the United States of America. Now, during the current crisis during the Covid-19 pandemic, their jobs are more important than ever as they struggle to …

Spark Causes Explosion At A Natural Gas Refueling Station

Posted: February 5th, 2020 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Investigators are blaming a worn battery cable for an explosion at a compressed natural gas refueling station in Halton City. The fire caused a total of 10 garbage trucks to catch fire and explode on Tuesday, January 28th.

CBS Local

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 …

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