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Distracted School Bus Driver Crashes with Semi Truck in Bradenton FL

BRADENTON, FL. – A school bus carrying 40 students from Braden River Middle crashed with the back of a semi truck in Bradenton, Florida on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 5, injuring 22 students and the bus driver.

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Fatal 18 Wheeler Accident in Middleburg, FL Claims Life of Elderly Man

MIDDLEBURG, FL – An 82-year old man was killed when his pickup truck collided with a semi truck that was hauling logs in Middleburg, FL on August 11, 2011.

Section of raodway in Middleburg, FL of County Road 218 where 82 year-old Arthur Wright was killed on Aug 11, 2011 when he collided with a semi truck that was hauling logs.

Middleburg is an unincorporated community located in Clay County, Florida in the northern part of the state about 168 miles southeast of Tallahassee and about 171 miles northeast of Tampa. ... Read More

FedEx Truck Collides with Oncoming Car in Deadly Tampa Accident

TAMPA, FL — A fatal accident occurred on Tuesday, June 14, at about 4:45 p.m. when a car drifted into oncoming traffic on Armenia Avenue near Linebaugh Avenue and collided with a FedEx truck, killing an elderly man and critically injuring his daughter who was driving the car.

Jose Veciana, 89, who showed early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and his daughter Jeanette Aguiar, 57, were rushed by Paramedics to St. Joseph’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The father died. ... Read More

Five Hurt in Orlando Florida Truck Accident

ORLANDO, FL – Five people were hurt Monday, Feb 14,2011 in an early morning truck accident at a busy intersection in Orange County, Florida. The two vehicle crash involved a U.S. Post Office tractor trailer and a Disney tour bus and occurred on Boggy Creek Road in the Orlando metro region, just south of the Orlando International Airport. The accident area is in central Florida, about 232 miles northwest of Miami and about 229 miles southeast of Valdosta, Georgia.

Early Monday morning 52 year old Wayne Earle of Palm Bay, FL was driving a semi trailer truck south on Boggy Creek Road. The driver was carrying a cargo for the U.S. Post Office at the time of the truck accident. ... Read More

Tampa News Crew Injured in Florida Truck Accident

SARASOTA, FL – A news crew from Tampa TV station WFLA Channel 8 was injured when their microwave news truck blew a tire, then flipped over on Interstate 75 Wednesday afternoon, March 23, 2011.

Tampa Channel 8 news crew injury. Photo credit: WWSB

The injured crewmen were photographer Jim Hockett and reporter Jackie Barron. The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday as Barron and Hockett were returning from an assignment in Venice. ... Read More

Semi Crashes Explodes into Flames on Florida I-95

LAKE WORTH, FL – A semi trailer truck crashed and exploded into flames early Wednesday morning, September 8, on a highway in Palm Beach County, Florida. The truck accident happened when another vehicle crossed into the path of the semi in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the city of Lake Worth, FL. The accident area is in the far southeast section of the state near the Atlantic Ocean, about 63 miles north of Miami, FL and about 127 miles east of Ft. Myers, FL.

Early Wednesday morning Roger Douglas of Lake Butler, FL was driving a semi trailer truck south on Interstate 95, traveling through Palm Beach County. The semi truck was carrying a load of PVC pipes and the truck’s cab had the logo of Silco Carthage, Inc.
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UPS Tractor Trailer Truck Jackknives on Florida I-4 Bursts into Flames

FAIRVIEW SHORES, FL – A UPS semi trailer truck crashed and burst into flames early Friday morning, August 27, on a highway in Orange County, Florida. Two people were injured in the truck accident that occurred on Interstate 4 in Fairview Shores just north of the city of Orlando. The accident area is in the central east section of the state about 90 miles northeast of Tampa, FL and about 137 miles south of Jacksonville, FL.

The semi cab of the truck burst into flames, almost completely destroying the SUV.

At around 2:00 a.m. Friday morning 39 year old Craig T. Roy from the Jacksonville area was driving a semi trailer truck west on Interstate 4 through Orange County, FL. One unidentified passenger rode along in the cab of the semi. The semi truck belonged to UPS and was pulling two trailers loaded with a full cargo of mail parcels and shipping packages. The corporate offices for UPS (United Parcel Services) are in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Read More

Tractor Trailer Truck Crashes and Burns in Venice, Florida

VENICE, FL – Traffic on an interstate in Sarasota County, Florida stalled Thursday morning, July 8, when a semi trailer truck crashed and burst into flames. The truck accident occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 near the city of Venice. The accident area is in the southwest section of the state near the Gulf of Mexico, about 57 miles south of St. Petersburg, FL and about 213 miles northwest of Miami, FL.

Florida Highway Patrol shut down the interstate for about an hour.

Shortly before 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning 61 year old Richard Wilson of Venice, FL was driving a semi trailer truck south on Interstate 75 in Sarasota County, FL. As Mr. Wilson was traveling near the River Road Exchange near mile marker 191 he reportedly lost control of his 18 wheeler truck. ... Read More

Semi Truck Collides with Car on Manatee County Bridge

CORTEZ, FL – A semi trailer truck collided with a Volkswagen car Tuesday morning, June 29, on a bridge in Manatee County, Florida. The truck accident occurred west of Bradenton on the Cortez Bridge near the city of Cortez and left the cab of the semi trailer truck dangling on the edge of the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterways. The accident area is in the southwest section of the state about 134 miles north of Naples, FL and about 126 miles southwest of Orlando, FL.

The cab of the semi trailer dangled over the edge above the Intracoastal Waterways.

Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday morning 32 year old George Gonzales was driving a semi trailer truck west on the Cortez Bridge. Mr. Gonzales was working for Cummings Foods based in Dover, FL and was making a delivery to the Publix Grocery Store in Anna Maria Island. ... Read More

Tanker Truck Overturns, Shuts Down Florida Highways & Rail Line

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – A semi tanker truck overturned Sunday afternoon, May 16, 2010, shutting down sections of several Florida highways for hours and interrupting service on the Tri-Rail commuter rail line. The truck accident occurred on Interstate 95 near Miami Gardens in Dade County, FL in the traffic area of networked roads and ramps often referred to as the Spaghetti Bowl. The accident area is in the far southeast side of the state, north of the Miami metro region, 110 miles east of Naples, FL and 57 miles south of West Palm Beach, FL.

Florida Highway Patrol was at the scene of the truck accident Sunday and closed down several of the roads and ramps in the area around the overturned tanker.

At around 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon a truck driver was driving a tanker truck filled with fuel oil south on Interstate 95 in Dade County, Florida. When the driver approached the area near the Golden Glades Interchange he moved to merge onto the Palmetto Expressway. ... Read More

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