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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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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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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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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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Big-rig road information

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At any given moment, the roadways in Florida are filled with big-rigs delivering their cargo across the state or to another state – they are common to all of us.   These trucks can be deadly.  Many drivers do not pay attention to their surroundings; some are on the phone or singing along with the radio.…

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Causes of big-rig accidents

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Statistics show that the State of Florida has about 3,000 big-rig accidents each year.  Reasons include driver fatigue, following too closely, speeding, failure to stay in one lane and not paying attention to vehicles on the road.  An accident with a truck this size can lead to serious injury and sometimes death. Other reasons for…

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Tampa woman has an accident with a big rig

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According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 27-year old woman, driving on northbound Interstate 75 about 1:00 a.m. crashed into a big-rig; she was critically injured.  The woman crashed into the rear of the truck, causing her vehicle to spin into the grass median.   The woman was taken to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition. …

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