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Shannon Weidemann

Dublin Trucking Accident Causes Backup

A trucking accident on the Interstate 580 Connector to 680 caused a massive traffic backup all over the area. A truck that was first thought to be carrying hazardous materials overturned in Dublin yesterday morning. Traffic had to be rerouted onto surface streets while the scene was cleaned up. The crash occurred on northbound I-680 near the connection at eastbound I-580 around 7:40 a.m.,…

Shannon Weidemann

Frozen Food Truck Crashes in Gilroy

A trucking accident in Gilroy closed down Highway 152 this week. The semi-truck was loaded with frozen food when it went off the road and drove into a telephone pole. California Highway Patrol dispatchers received the first reports of the crash around 5 a.m. As they worked to remove the big rig, officers closed the highway in both eastbound and westbound directions this morning. As of 10:20,…

Shannon Weidemann

Michigan Trucking Company Cited for 15 Safety Violations

A trucking accident in May killed 3 children and the company that employed the driver has been cited for 15 safety violations by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The accident happened in Mission Viejo on Interstate 5. K.W. Express is based in Michigan. About two weeks after the crash, the carrier safety administration informed the general manager of K.W. Express that his company did not…

John Bisnar

No Criminal Charges in Fatal Truck Accident

Truck accident takes eight lives. We underestimate the power of distraction. The gadgets that we feel compelled to carry around with us – the mobile phones, iPhones, BlackBerries and Palm Pilots — can cost lives if we are not conscience of when we use them. Take for instance this truck driver who tried to recharge his cell phone as he was driving on an Indiana toll road. He rammed right into…

Shannon Weidemann

Long Beach Freeway Accident Kills Two People

Four people from Long Beach were heading to Bakersfield to mourn a family member who was killed in a car accident, when they were also involved in a car and truck accident. Two of the passengers in the car were killed when they were crushed by a semi-truck. The accident happened on the Long Beach Freeway. The crash is believed to have occurred when a tractor-trailer swerved to miss a speeding…

John Bisnar

Big Rig Accident Kills Two

Three more critically injured in Long Beach multi-vehicle truck accident.Three big rigs were involved in a double fatality accident on the 710 Freeway (Long Beach Freeway) Monday afternoon according to the Los Angeles Times. The accident included a two-axle box truck and a red Nissan compact carrying four passengers. The two fatalities were in the Nissan. Three others were critically…

Shannon Weidemann

Semi-Truck Accident Closes Capitol City Freeway

A semi-truck driver going too fast around a curve flipped his trailer onto it’s side and strewing the load of corn he was hauling all over the road. The accident happened just outside of Sacramento on the Capitol City Freeway at the Marconi curve. The accident happened around 3 a.m. A few minutes before the wreck, the truck driver had been reported by fellow motorists for reckless driving,…

John Bisnar

Long Beach Tanker Truck Accident

Jackknifed truck closes 710 freeway.The Long Beach 710 freeway is notorious for truck accidents, but if you were in the northbound lanes of the 710 the morning hours of February 17th, you already know about this accident. A gas tanker truck jackknifed and collided with the center divider and was then hit by a Jeep. The accident closed the freeway for over six hours . While no official cause…

Chrissie Cole

Trucking Accident Closes Long Beach Freeway

On Wednesday morning, a burning jackknifed big rig was found abandoned on Long Beach Freeway, causing the closure of all the southbound lanes for over six hours, said authorities.The truck was found next to Del Amo Blvd at 2am, said California Highway Patrol Officer David Porter. The trucked had crashed with a passenger car, according to accident reports from the scene.When authorities arrived…