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Trucking or Bus Accident Archives

Semi-truck crashes while speeding around a turn, spills chemicals

Another Texas truck driver lost control of a semi this week, causing a big rig crash and spilling oil-related chemicals in the roadway. While no one was hurt, the tractor trailer accident is another example of how dangerous a speeding truck can be.

Surge in San Antonio cars crashing into buildings last week

In four separate incidents last week, drivers drove their vehicles into houses around San Antonio. The crashes resulted from various causes but three of them involved teen drivers. Teenage drivers are often more likely to cause car accidents.

Latest DWI statistics include alcohol-related accidents involving truckers

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), only three percent of truck drivers of large commercial trucks (like 18 wheelers) had consumed any amount of alcohol and then got behind the wheel and caused or were otherwise involved in a fatal DUI trucking accident.

Another fatal Eagle Ford Shale-related truck accident in McMullen County on Sunday

As Jennifer Hiller reports for San Antonio Express-News, another fatal truck wreck happened on Sunday, ending the life of a 26-year-old oil tanker driver. The driver of a second oil tanker failed to yield on Texas 16. This is the latest wreck in August. In July, an 18-wheeler crossed the center line and caused a fatal accident killing two people. And in June - well, some local residents are saying it seems as though there's a fatal wreck every week now.

Not enough truck drivers to man the 18-wheelers

By some accounts, federal regulations that require the publication of truck driver safety records - a record that might detail drug use, for instance - might be one major factor having an impact on hiring in the trucking industry.

Texas DPS finds tire problem in Goliad County pickup truck accident

As Christopher Sherman reports for the Associated Press, the Texas Department of Public Safety has been engaged in an ongoing investigation of the recent single-vehicle truck accident in Goliad County in South Texas that resulted in the deaths of 14 people.

Deadly accident involving three 18-wheelers near Tilden, Texas

Around 10 a.m. on Monday morning this week, three 18-wheelers hauling cargo for the oil and gas industry (gravel and water for hydrofracking well sites) crashed into each other on State Highway 72, resulting in the deaths of two of the truckers and serious life-threatening injuries to a third.

Tanker truck hits and kills three people northeast of San Antonio

As Marvin Hurst reports for KENS 5 News, what would have been a relatively minor accident after a wrong-way driver hit a family in an SUV, turned into a deadly three-person oil tanker crash involving what appears to be distracted or inattentive driving.

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