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Big-rig overturns in Jacksonville

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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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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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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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Big-rig dumps lumber on Interstate 95

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According to Florida Highway Patrol, a big-rig hauling lumber flipped on Interstate 95 recently in Jacksonville.   The incident happened during the lunchtime hour, causing a traffic backup for over an hour.   The incident is being investigated to determine why the driver lost control and flipped the big-rig.

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Semi overturns in Jacksonville

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Motorists driving on I-95 near Kings Road recently witnessed an overturned semi-truck.  The truck was transporting about $500,000 worth of shrimp.  The flipped truck blocked the westbound lanes of kings Road and the off-ramp from I-95.   The Jacksonville Fire Department and Rescue Haz Mat crews were on the scene.  The accident is being investigated…

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Tanker overturns in Miami Gardens

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Those out for a recent Sunday afternoon drive probably heard about the tanker truck that overturned, shutting down several Florida highways for hours and interrupting service on the Tri-Rail commuter rail line.   The accident happened on Interstate 95 in Dade County, not far from West Palm Beach.  It took place in a traffic area…

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