Truck Crash Snarls Traffic On I-95 In New Haven

Sherman Animal Control truck involved in 2 truck rollover accident

(AP) – Interstate 95 northbound in New Haven has reopened after a tractor-trailer crashed and spilled more than 100 gallons of diesel fuel. State police say the truck smashed into a barrier at the off-ramp for exit 50 at about 5 a.m. Monday and only the left lane is open. The accident also caused rubber-necking traffic on the southbound side of the highway. A spokesman for the state Department of Transportation says traffic resumed normally by 10 a.m. The name and condition of the driver havent been released. Crews with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection were called in to clean up the fuel spill. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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A Two Semi-Truck Accident Sends One Truck into the Water

Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Tempe garbage-truck accident traps driver Courtland Jeffrey , The Republic | azcentral.com 4 p.m. EDT March 24, 2014 The driver ran over a guide wire on the ground in an alley, officials said. Get the latest breaking news on azcentral. (Photo: azcentral) SHARECONNECT 2 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE The driver of a garbage truck was trapped in his vehicle in north Tempe Monday morning after he drove over a wire that wrapped around the vehicle’s axle , officials said. Fire crews were called at 8:40 a.m. on Monday to the scene near Scottsdale and Curry roads, said Tempe Fire Deputy Chief Gary Ells. The driver ran over a guide wire on the ground in an alley, Ellis said. The truck pulled down the top part of the power pole after the guide wire had wrapped around the truck’s axle, Ellis said.
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More weight in trucks does not equate to having more accidents

The accident happened just after 4 this afternoon on FM-1417 and South Carolina Street. According to officer Mark Wood, the animal control vehicle was traveling east on FM 1417 attempting to turn left onto South Carolina Street. The red Mazda truck then hit the animal truck during the turn causing both vehicles to rollover. There were a few animals on board but appear to be okay. Officer Wood said, “With the animals I believe there was two dogs and three kittens. Another animal control came and picked those up. According to the drivers, both were males and they just had minor injuries.” Both males were treated at the scene. Ardmore man arrested for alleged robbery
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Truck Accidents and Black Boxes

WBZ-TVs managing editor tweeted a photo of the scene: PHOTO MT @MassStatePolice : RT 24NB, Exit 18, Brockton. All three lanes still closed.Breakdown lane open. #wbz pic.twitter.com/mhMxyNiFIr Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) March 24, 2014 The Boston Globe is reporting that a raptured saddle tank spilled up to 80 gallons of fuel on the highway, with the gas draining into some nearby catch basins. State environmental officials are on the scene, the Globe notes. Commuters should expect a 30-minute delay, the State Police tweeted . For now, the breakdown lane is open for cars to pass, with the three normal lanes closed. Copyright 2014 Globe Newspaper Company.
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Truck accident in Route 24 northbound in Brockton causes heavy delays

My firm retains a team of accident reconstructionists and DOT Investigators that we can have at any accident scene within hours of the wreck. Because of our training, experience, and team of experts, my firm has recovered millions of dollars for our clients in these type cases. I want to provide you with some information that may surprise you, but probably shouldnt. While a family is at the hospital or grieving over the loss of a loved one, a trucking company investigator hired by the insurance company is rushing to the scene of the wreck. When tractor trailer drivers have accidents, the companies have plans in place to limit or contain the damage. The truck drivers are often equipped with cameras and they are always told to call the company immediately. This means that an investigator will often be on the way to the accident even before the police. Most people dont realize that tractor trailer trucks, like airplanes have black boxes (by the way, in airplanes the black box is really bright orange). These are known as Event Data Recorders and they record certain information while the truck is being operated. How long the truck has been operating, average speed, speed at the time just before the last braking event are all examples of the information contained within the black box. The trucking company often does not want you to have this information (like one of the last cases we had where the truck was traveling 13 mph in excess of the posted speed limit before the driver lost control). As soon as possible, it is extremely important that the trucking company receive a preservation letter to preserve the data in the black box. In addition, it is imperative that the truck involved in the wreck not be altered in any way before our expert has had an opportunity to examine it. We have seen cases where truckers used mismatched brakes from the left side the right side and other cases where trailer brakes were not within the specifications required by the Department of Transportation. Obviously, companies dont want injured people to know these facts. Finally, I realize that the family of a person injured in any wreck is not concerned with how, why, or who caused the wreck. Unfortunately, that is the only concern of the trucking company and the insurance company. The only way to level the playing field is to have someone, such as my firms team of experts, arrive at the scene of the wreck as soon as possible to protect the your loved one. Its a tough call to make, but one that is absolutely necessary. Buckle up and drive safely. Ask the Attorney is sponsored by local attorneys, McCutcheon & Hamner, PC, as a service to the residents of NW Alabama. Please send the questions to: Ask the Attorney,
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Truck Driver Cited In Bus Accident

He was sent to Sanford Hospital and later released. The truck was pulled out of the water this morning. Finlayson’s trailer had minor damage. Updated: Tuesday, March 25 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-03-26 00:59:16 GMT Dickinson is having a pot hole problem.. The spring thaw combined with the increased truck traffic is causing millions of dollars of damage to the roads. Roads all over town are badly bruised.. Dickinson Dickinson is having a pot hole problem.. The spring thaw combined with the increased truck traffic is causing millions of dollars of damage to the roads. Roads all over town are badly bruised.. Dickinson Updated: Tuesday, March 25 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-03-25 23:35:27 GMT A somber mood surrounds the McLaughlin School District and community.
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Tempe garbage-truck accident traps driver

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Hansen,MML News Director Calaveras County, CA — The CHP has released new information about the investigation into last Tuesday’s accident on Highway 12 involving a school bus and tanker truck. The two vehicles collided, and Highway 12 was closed for an hour and 15 minutes. CHP Officer Rebecca Myers says, “The investigating Officer has reviewed the surveillance video from the school bus and determined that the school bus driver was completely within her lane when the driver of the tanker truck struck the school bus. It is unknown at this time why the driver of the tanker truck was over the double yellow lines. We have asked the truck company for a copy of their truck video but have yet to receive the video as requested.” Officer Myers notes that the driver of the truck, 55-year-old Timothy Lupkes of Rancho Cordova, has been given a traffic ticket related to driving over solid double yellow lines. The CHP earlier reported that the bus driver, 48-year-old Siobnhan Fisher of Mokelumne Hill, sustained minor injuries in the accident. Lupkes was not hurt.
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Bicyclist, Truck Crash On Sidewalk In Front Of San Francisco Ferry Building

Respect the bigger commercial truck and the damage it can cause. Everyone, including truck drivers, needs to practice defensive-driving techniques. Adams referred to the damage heavier trucks cause to our state highways; he doesn’t believe big trucks pay their fair share. The commercial trucking industry pays the following taxes: International Registration Plan, International Fuel Tax Agreement or Kentucky Intrastate Tax, Unified Carrier Registration and Kentucky Weight Distance Tax before they pay any other business taxes. All these are Road Fund taxes, a portion of which is funneled back into the counties. These taxes pay for roughly 45 percent of the fund, even though commercial trucks only represent 14 percent to 16 percent of the miles traveled on interstates and state highways. In the near future, commercial trucks will be paying tolls, projected to pay for 48 percent of the Louisville bridge project. Even with all of this, KMTA has supported raising the fuel tax to support building and maintaining our highway infrastructure. Working together with a variety of groups and organizations, we can improve commercial truck safety by giving motor carriers (most are small businesses) the resources to operate safely, but at the same time holding them accountable when they fail to do so.
Please see the full article at: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/03/24/3157933/more-weight-in-trucks-does-not.html

About 6:30 a.m., a small pick-up truck was traveling northbound on the sidewalk, in front of the Ferry Building, at about one mile per hour when a bicyclist heading southbound struck the vehicle, according the driver who was remained at the scene. It was not immediately clear why the truck was on the sidewalk. Delivery trucks sometimes cross the sidewalk in the area to access the back side of the Ferry Building and surrounding businesses. Bicyclist Injured In Collision With Vehicle In Front Of Ferry Building KCBS Jeffery Schaub Reports The shaken-up driver, who did not want to use his name, told KCBS that he didnt see the cyclist coming who hit the side of his vehicle clipping the side mirror and then fell to the ground. The cyclist was still conscious and there was blood on the sidewalk, the driver said. The cyclist was transported to a hospital and the scene was cleared by 7:30 a.m. after the northbound lanes were closed for short time.
Please see the full article at: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/03/25/bicyclist-injured-in-collision-with-vehicle-in-front-of-ferry-building/

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