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Interstate 95 reopens after big-rig crash

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A semi-truck hauling several types of chemicals, including battery acid and petroleum, crashed near the New Dunn Avenue overpass of Interstate 95 in Ormond Beach, closing it down. Florida Highway Patrol reported that the truck was traveling south on Interstate 95 when it blew a tire.  The driver crashed into several barriers in the median,…

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Dump truck collides with school bus

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It was reported that a dump truck traveling at higher than the posted speed limit, failed to stop at a stop sign and T-boned a school bus. The impact caused the bus to roll onto its side.  The driver and one student were the only occupants of the bus; neither appeared to suffer any injuries.…

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Truck driver dies in 3-vehicle accident

Archives, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

An early morning Saturday accident killed a semi tractor-trailer driver from Lakeland, according to Florida Highway Patrol.  The semi driver was traveling west on SR60; there was also a minivan traveling close by.  Both vehicles were approached by a pick-up truck traveling east. According to FHP reports, the 47-year old semi driver drove into the…

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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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Tractor-trailer catches on fire in Lake Worth

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The southbound lanes of Interstate 95 were closed early the other morning when a passenger vehicle lost control and veered into the path of a tractor-trailer, causing the tractor-trailer to crash into a concrete wall and flip on its side.  The truck was carrying PVC piping, which spilled all over the road.  The impact caused…

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