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Tractor-trailer kills mechanic

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Don’t have many details but thought I would share some tragic news.  According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Department, a 28-year old Dade City mechanic working on a tractor-trailer at the trucking company location, died instantly when it fell on top of him. An investigation says the death was accidental. I hope they consult with…

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Disney bus crash turns fatal

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A 68-year old Massachusetts man visiting the Walt Disney World’s Port Orleans resort was hit and killed by a bus recently.  A witness who called 911 said the man walked in front of the bus and “got knocked to the ground pretty hard; his head was bleeding”.  He also said, “The man was breathing, but…

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Tractor-trailer in accident with bus

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A Miami-Date transit bus was making a stop in Hialeah when a semi-tractor trailer hit it from behind, injuring eight people. The eight people were taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries; the bus only sustained minor injuries as well. Hialeah police are investigating to determine why the semi bumped the bus.

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Florida Truck Accident Investigations

Archives, Trucking Accidents

An accident with a commercial truck is most likely to result in a serious injury or even death – the consequences can be catastrophic for the individuals in a car.  That is why it is critical to preserve any evidence found at the scene - The trucking company may remove the truck and transport it…

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Big-rig overturns in Jacksonville

Archives, Trucking Accidents

Traffic was at a standstill on Interstate 10 in Jacksonville the other afternoon for almost three hours - the westbound lanes were closed.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer crashed into a concrete barrier, a light pole, and then overturned. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital where he was listed in…

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Florida Safety Management Council

Archives, Trucking Accidents

The Florida Trucking Association’s Safety Management Council is made up of safety professionals.  Their #1 goal is to make trucking in Florida as safe as possible by providing public and industry awareness of the importance of trucking safety. All through the year, the FTA provides the communities with programs, which include Share the Road, Driver…

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