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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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Truck hits man while son watches

Archives, Trucking Accidents

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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Causes of big-rig accidents

Archives, Trucking Accidents

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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