Yearly Archives: 2010

Semi-truck accident knocks down power lines

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Over 100 residents in Macon, Georgia were without power the other night when a semi-trailer truck got tangled on some electrical power lines and pulled them down, cutting off the power in the neighborhood for several hours.  Once the driver realized what had happened, he stopped the truck. The truck had a logo of a…

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Truck weigh stations

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Some information for Florida truck drivers - The Florida Department of Transportation announced that it will not build a truck weigh station along U. S. 1 in Flagler County.  The controversial station was going to be built to catch truckers exiting Interstate 95 to take U. S. 1 to avoid paying higher costs for hauling…

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Truck hits man while son watches

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A big-rig driver not paying attention failed to slow down near a roadside work crew. He backed into a tractor and killed a 47-year old man on Interstate 95, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The driver claimed someone tried to cut him off, but he could not substantiate his claim. The man’s son was working…

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Florida rest stops for truckers and motorists

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Good news for truck drivers and all Florida motorists.  The Florida Department of Transportation operates 53 rest areas along Florida’s interstate highways.  These rest areas provide a comfortable, safe, and secure place for those traveling in Florida to stop and rest.  Most of rest areas are about 45 minutes apart from each other.  They give…

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School bus crash in Georgia

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Florida was not the only state to report a school bus crash this month; The State of Georgia was also the scene of one.  Investigators in Temple, Georgia are trying to determine what caused a school bus to run off the road into a ditch.  The bus overturned, killed a student and injured 13 others.…

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School bus crash in Marion Oaks

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The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a school bus heading towards an elementary school the other morning was hit by an automobile after it ran a stop sign. There were over 60 children on the bus; ten were taken to a nearby hospital after complaining about neck and back pains.  Another bus was called to…

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