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18-wheeler accident on Pensacola highway

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Interstate 10 in Pensacola was the scene of an 18-wheeler that burst into flames after the brakes apparently failed to operate.  The trailer was carrying thousands of pounds of shredded cheese being delivered to a Little Caesars Pizza Restaurant. As the truck driver approached Pensacola, he discovered that the trailer’s brakes were on fire; he…

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Deputy killed in a semi-tractor-trailer accident in Tampa

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A semi-tractor-trailer and deputy cruiser crashed the other morning in downtown Tampa, killing the deputy at the scene.  His cruiser was embedded under the semi.  The accident was believed to have happened at a red light. The accident is under investigation to determine exactly what happened.  The Sheriff’s department is asking anyone who witnessed this…

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Semi-trailer bursts into flames

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Recently a UPS 18-wheeler, driven by 39-year old man, crashed and burst into flames early in the morning on Interstate 4 in Fairview Shores near Orlando – leaving two people injured.  The truck was hauling a full load of mail and packages when the driver lost control of the vehicle.  The driver believes it was…

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Semi-truck flips in Cantonment, Florida

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Muscogee Road in Escambia County, Florida (near Alabama) was closed for hours when a tractor-trailer carrying a cargo of paper and driven by 60-year old man of Georgia, lost control and flipped on its side blocking all traffic lanes early the other morning.  The right rear wheels went off the road. It is unknown what…

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Distracted truck drivers cause many accidents

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Miami-Dade Expressway Authority is asking South Florida drivers to “make the pledge to be the safest drivers on the road, stay alert and avoid distractions.”  The following are facts that cause accidents: It is a fact that one out of every four accidents are caused by driver distraction or inattentive driving.  That adds up to…

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Two dead in tractor-trailer accident

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The Florida Turnpike in Yeehaw Junction was the scene of a fatal accident the other night.  According to a highway patrol officer, the trailer portion of a tractor-trailer came loose, crushing a pickup.  The driver and a 2-year old passenger – both were killed. It was reported that the driver of the tractor-trailer entered the turnpike at…

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Two big-rig accidents on Interstate-95

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Interstate-95 kept commuters in traffic most of the morning recently.  Two big-rig accidents occurred that day.  A tractor-trailer crashed into the back of another tractor-trailer, spilling diesel fuel on the roadway. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.  They said both trucks were moving at the time and no one was hurt.

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