Archive for the ‘Truck Accident Causes’ Category
SUPRISE, AZ – Two teenage boys heading to a hockey game in Glendale were killed on Monday, March 13, when the vehicle they were in collided with a semi truck near Loop 303 and Olive Avenue. The accident happened about 7p.m. near a railroad crossing.
SUWANEE, GA – A deadly accident involving a motorcyclist and 18 wheeler was the result of an airborne tire tread the motorcyclist hit while traveling on the northbound I-85 causing him to lose control and ending up in the pathway of an oncoming semi truck, according to Gwinnett County police.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO – A semi truck driver hauling a load of logs ran a red light on Tuesday, Aug 16, and crashed into a Jeep, resulting in the death of a 24-year-old Glenwood Springs woman.
PASADENA, CA – Marcos Costa, the 18 wheeler truck driver who killed two people on Angeles Crest Highway in 2008, was convicted on Friday, July 29, of involuntary manslaughter by a Pasadena jury.
Costa was charged with second-degree murder, after his runaway 18 wheeler semi truck swerved out of control down Angeles Crest Highway killing 12-year-old Angelina Posca, and her 58-year-old father, Angel George Posca of Palmdale. ... Read More
LOS ANGELES, CA — The fate of 46-year-old truck driver, Marcos Costa, is in the hands of a Los Angeles jury as he awaits their verdict for murder in the 18 wheeler crash that claimed the lives of a man and his twelve year old daughter and injuring three in June 2009.
Costa is charged with seven counts, including second-degree murder, after his runaway 18 wheeler semi truck swerved out of control down Angeles Crest Highway killing 12-year-old Angelina Posca, and her 58-year-old father, Angel George Posca of Palmdale. The victims were in a sedan that was struck by Costa’s truck when they were pushed along the roadway and struck by several other cars before the truck slammed into a bookstore. ... Read More
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
RENO, NV – Federal authorities began investigating the background Tuesday of the truck driver who plowed into Amtrak’s California Zephyr after last Friday’s train crash that killed six.
Amtrak’s California Zephyr was en route from Chicago to Emeryville, Calif., with some 200 passengers and 14 crew members when the accident occurred late Friday morning about 300 miles east of its destination. ... Read More
BALDWIN PARK, CA – Three vehicles were involved in a major collision with an overturned 18 wheeler Friday morning on the eastbound 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park.
The crash occurred in the early morning at about 6:42 a.m. closing the connector from the northbound 605 Freeway. ... Read More
THOMSON, GA. – An 18 wheeler accident occurred on Tuesday morning at about 3 a.m., June 21, when a panel truck crashed into an eastbound Reinhart Food Service semi truck that was stalled on the I-20 Near Thomson Georgia.
Thomson traffic piled up in the morning commute as traffic from the accident was diverted. The city of Thomson is located about 33 miles southwest of Augusta. Emergency and cleanup crews arrived on the scene in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 at about the 165-mile marker around 7 a.m. ... 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