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18-wheeler crashes into a truck carrying livestock

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Miami television station WPLG recently reported that an 18-wheeler crashed into a truck full of livestock that was overturned on U. S. Highway 27 killing the 64-year old driver.  Florida Highway Patrol learned that the truck driver pulling a livestock trailer jackknifed after losing control.  The animals and truck parts were scattered all over the…

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Tampa woman injured in semi accident

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A 27-year old woman traveling on I-75 near Big Bend Road crashed into a semi-truck in the early morning hours; she was critically injured.  Florida Highway Patrol said the woman hit the truck from behind and ended up in the grass.   The woman was taken to a local Tampa hospital in critical condition.  The…

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One person and 100 farm animals dead

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Those traveling in Palm Beach County recently were probably aware of an overturned livestock trailer hit by an 18-wheeler – killing the big rig truck driver and 100 various types of farm animals.   According to Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of the livestock trailer lost control of his vehicle close to midnight on U.S.…

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Tanker accident closes down U.S. Highway 27

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Recently a tanker truck and a dump truck collided on U.S. Highway 27 near Griffin Road, causing all lanes in both directions closed for several hours.  Paramedics airlifted one of the victims to a local hospital while the second victim went by ambulance to another hospital.    This accident is under investigation as to what…

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Trucker dies in North Florida

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Recently a trucker pulled off Interstate 95 near the St. Johns County line to check a problem with his tractor-trailer.  He was attempting to get back onto I-95 when he was hit from behind by another semi pulling onto the highway.  Florida Highway Patrols reports that the first truck pulled in front of the second…

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An overloaded truck can cause a severe accident

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Something for all commercial truck drivers to remember - A commercial truck carrying a heavy load can be dangerous on the road.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, along with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, did a study on overloaded vehicles.  They concluded that heavy trucks could pose a danger to other drivers –…

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