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Tallahassee big-rig accident

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According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 27-year old woman, was weaving in and out of the northbound lanes while driving the wrong way on US 27 late the other night.  A semi-truck driver, spotted the weaving car and swerved to avoid a head-on collision.  Unfortunately, they ended up side-swiping each other and both vehicles stopped…

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Fatal semi accident in Jacksonville

A Saturday morning in Jacksonville ended badly for a semi-truck driver and his passenger.  The truck driver and his passenger, were traveling on the westbound lanes of Interstate 10.  The road was wet.  The truck driver was changing lanes when his truck started slipping.  The semi turned over on the median, killing his passenger. The accident is…

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I-95 scene of 2 big rig accidents

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It was a hectic ride for those on Interstate 95 in St. Augustine the other morning.  A tractor-trailer rear-ended another tractor-trailer, causing two southbound lanes to be backed up for hours after diesel fuel spilled on the road.   Florida Highway Patrol said both trucks were moving at the time.  They are investigating the accident…

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Fatal big-rig accident in DeFuniak Springs, FL

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A passenger, 45-year old man, riding along in a tractor-trailer recently died when the driver lost control on Interstate 10 while making a turn.  As the truck started to veer off the highway, the driver over-corrected, causing the truck to overturn and crash into a tree. The passenger died at the scene.  The accident is under…

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Florida’s new truck law

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Effective July, 2010, Florida has a new truck law allowing commercial trucks to carry 8,000 more pounds of cargo.  Trucks can now weigh as much as 88,000 pounds.  The U.S. Department of Transportation did a study that showed adding this much more weight can make a truck more difficult to control. Some are saying that…

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Big-rig rolls over on train tracks

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Did you hear about the recent big-rig truck, that rolled over on the train tracks at Port Everglades?  A truck driver, age 33, was driving the truck that was full of yarn.  He apparently lost control and the truck overturned on the Florida East Coast railroad tracks. A Hazmat crew was called when officers discovered a…

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