Archive for the ‘Texas Truck Accidents’ Category
EL PASO, TX – A 32-year old truck driver of a Toyota Tundra, who allegedly was driving under the influence of alcohol (DWI), killed two teenagers and injured another late Friday night, July 15, on loop 375. Police say that alcohol and speed contributed to the crash.
Police said 17-year old Mark Dobbs was pulled over on the shoulder of the freeway when 16-year old Aaron Carrillo and 16-year old John Cervoni pulled over to help him, and that is when the accident occurred. ... Read More
ARLINGTON, TX – On early Sunday morning, May 22, at about 3 a.m., an Arlington Texas man was killed when the vehicle he was driving slammed into the back of tow truck on the side of Texas 360.
Jeremy Weethee, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office who ruled his death an accident due to massive blunt-force trauma.
DALLAS, TX – A large gas drilling truck from Badger Corporation of Pittsburgh went left of center on Dallas Pike Road shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, sideswiping an Ohio County School bus carrying three students home from school.
No students or drivers were reported injured at the time of the incident, officials said. The rear bumper on the bus and the truck’s wheels were damaged in the accident.
MCALLEN, TX- – A semi truck carrying almost five tons of marijuana crashed into a utility pole on Friday morning, April 29, in McAllen Texas.
The 18 wheeler was being followed by the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation agents who suspected that the big rig truck was carrying the marijuana. ... Read More
BROWNWOOD, TX – A pedestrian was killed early Thursday morning just after midnight on Highway 183 just north of Brownwood, TX when he was struck by an oncoming semi truck.
Brownwood is located in Brown County, Texas in the central part of the state, about 79 miles southeast of Abilene and about 68 miles nothwest of Killeen. ... Read More
FT WORTH, TX – A fatal accident occurred last Sunday, May 1, killing 1 person and injuring 5 when a silver 2003 Dodge four-door pickup carrying eight people spun out of control.
The pick up truck was traveling east in the center-left lane in the 2600 block of West Freeway about 8:45 p.m. when it hit standing water and spun out of control, killing 1 and injuring 5, according to police reports. ... Read More
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A truck accident caused a semi trailer to spill its cargo Monday night, February 28, on a highway in Nueces County, Texas. The rollover crash closed down a section of U.S. Highway 77 at the juncture with Interstate 37, just west of the Gulf of Mexico in southeast Texas. The truck accident happened on the western edge of the Corpus Christi metro region in the neighborhood of Calallen, about 140 miles east of Laredo, TX and about 232 miles south of Houston, TX.
During the Monday afternoon commuter rush, truck driver Dan Thompson was driving a semi trailer truck through southeast Texas. Mr. Thompson reportedly has been driving large commercial trucks for over 37 years. The driver was carrying a cargo of approximately 40,000 pounds of aluminum scraps in cube form when the truck accident occurred. The cubes are roughly the size of 1 ½ foot squares. The cab section had the logo for LMT Trucking. ... Read More
HAMSHIRE, TX – A truck accident Sunday morning, August 29, caused a hazardous chemical spill which will require a highway in Jefferson County, Texas to be closed for days. The collision between a semi tanker and a pickup truck also forced some area residents to evacuate their homes near the accident site on Interstate 10 near the city of Hamshire. The truck accident area is about 65 miles east of Houston in the southeast section of the state, about 86 miles northeast of Galveston, TX and about 81 miles southwest of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Early Sunday morning 30 year old Branden Swiney of Orange, TX was driving a semi tanker truck east on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County, TX. The tanker of the truck was carrying about 8,500 gallons of Isobutane, a hazardous chemical that can be extremely flammable. According to officials the chemical in the tanker was in both liquid and gas form. The chemical is toxic and can be deadly if inhaled and cause serious burns if it comes in contact with skin. ... Read More
CAMPBELLTON, TX – An Americanos tour bus carrying an estimated 35 people traveling towards Matamoros, Mexico, flipped and landed on its right side. The accident, which killed 2 people and injured 18, happened Tuesday in Campbellton, Texas, on Interstate 37, about 50 miles south of San Antonio in the southern region of Texas.
Emergency personnel, including fire trucks and ambulances, were on the scene. CNN affiliate KSAT reports that most of the injured are being transported to San Antonio’s Brooke Army Medical Center and University Hospital. The names of those killed were not released.
HOUSTON, TX – A female driver of a cargo truck was killed in a semi truck accident on the westbound Interstate-10 at the Jenson Dr overpass at about 3:30 am, early Friday morning, November 20, 2009 in Houston, Texas.
The accident happened when the 18 wheeler jackknifed and ran into the overpass smashing the cab and killing the driver. A UPS truck driver who witnessed the accident said that the cargo truck passed him and was going about 60 or 65 mph going into the overpass. The driver lost control as the road makes a gentle left turn and then it went into a full jackknife.
The semi truck driver died on impact when the big rig hit a guardrail and then crashed into support column of the Jensen Drive bridge.
It is believed that the wet roadway from the rain played a part in causing the driver of the 18 wheeler to lose control of the vehicle.
The truck was hauling a load of salsa and chips.
The westbound lanes of the East Freeway were completely closed for several hours at U.S. Highway 59 while cleanup crews worked to clear the debris.
There was some concern about some overhead gas pipelines that run above the support columns on the bridge. Texas Department of Transportation (TEXDOT) had to make sure it was safe before allowing traffic to go through.
The semi truck driver was not wearing a seat belt and police investigators do not believe there was alcohol involved.
Below you can see a Google street view of the Jenson Dr. overpass on the westbound I-10 in Houston, Texas where the big rig accident occurred. You can click and drag the mouse button to pan around the scene of the accident.
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