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Large commercial trucks may pose a greater threat out on Dallas road ways than your smaller average vehicle. Response in truck braking is sometimes a factor in these types of collisions. Loaded down rigs can take quite a bit farther than cars to stop by a margin of 20 to 40 percent. This condition can be worsened can be by wet and slippery roads or with poorly maintained brakes and equipment. Truck driver fatigue also poses an increased crash risk. Driver’s commercial trucks are allowed to drive up to 11 hours at a time legally. However, research indicates that some drivers violate this regulation.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), there were 3,986 truck crash fatalities in 2016. Of those deaths, seventeen percent were truck occupants, while 66 percent were in cars, and the remaining 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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

Truck Rams through Fence, Car, House

Posted: January 25th, 2015 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

download (32)It was a beautiful Dallas night, perfect for sleeping in.  The Pleasant Grove area wasn’t going to get much sleep, though. The driver of a …

Mower Truck Crushes Family of Three

Posted: December 24th, 2014 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

images (4)We’ve said this before and we’ll say it again: drinking and driving affects far more than just the person drinking.  The point is driven home …

Parents File Suit Against Trucking Company After Fatal Oklahoma Bus Crash

Posted: October 18th, 2014 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

Mureen LunnA bus that was carrying 15 softball players was on the way back to North Central Texas College after playing a game in Bethany, Oklahoma was involved in a wreck that resulted in four deaths and many injuries. The wreck …

Softball Team Fatally Injured by Careless Trucker

Posted: October 9th, 2014 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

Four people are dead and a dozen more are injured after a semi tractor-trailer collided with a bus carrying the women’s softball team from a Texas community college. According to investigators, it appears that the truck driver made no attempt …

Wine Truck Catches Fire, Shuts Down Lanes for 3 Hours

Posted: August 31st, 2014 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

A toast goes out to the driver of a big rig for excellent maneuvering.  Early in the morning, just before rush hour, a semi carrying 41,000 pounds of wine caught fire.

Office Richard Harrison had no explanation for the …

Truck Carrying Liquid Nitrogen Overturns

Posted: July 15th, 2013 | Categories: Trucks, Rigs and 18 Wheeler Accidents

A tanker truck carrying compressed liquid nitrogen has overturned on the northbound Spur 408 at Interstate 20.

Dallas Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said the initial call came in at about 1:30 p.m. Monday. At 2:45 p.m., the tanker truck, …

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