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Chrissie Cole

Modesto Truck Driver Killed in Truck Accident

A man was killed in a truck accident, on Thursday, when he became pinned between a tomato trailer and his truck, according to authorities.The man, 51, of Ceres, was an independent contractor who had been hauling tomatoes for Antonini Expressfor the past two seasons, according to the owner. Firefighters responded to the scene at about 7:35 a.m. and found him wedged between the cab of the tractor…

Chrissie Cole

Truck Hauling Rotten Meat Crashes and Overturns

A trucking accident on a California highway turned into one big stinky mess on Monday night. A dump truck transporting several tons of expired meat overturned before bursting into flames, sparking a brush fire.When the truck and ten-ton load of rotten meat overturned, it caused the trailer to split open and the load was strewn all over the highway.200 firefighters were on the scene to contain…

John Bisnar

Fatal Parked Truck Accident In Irvine On 405 Freeway

Driver of a parked truck and his employer may be liable for traffic death.A truck accident on the San Diego Freeway last Wednesday took one life and injured another. The driver of a 1990 Ford Econoline died when his van veered off the southbound 405 Freeway in Irvine, the morning of June 29 and collided with a truck, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The Times reported that the…

John Bisnar

Fatigue factor in trucking accidents

5000 people are killed in truck-related accidents every year.When that chartered bus, carrying the baseball team from Ohio’s Bluffton University, went over a Georgia highway overpass recently, 6 baseball players on that bus died, and 29 were injured, but Danny Lloyd escaped-even though the chartered bus hit his truck. At 57, Danny Lloyd, a retired, disabled, Vietnam veteran has experienced a lot…

John Bisnar

101 Freeway truck accident

It was 4:30AM and a big rig was nearing the Coldwater Canyon Exit when a vehicle hit the big rig, causing it to crash into the center divider on Freeway 101, which resulted in lanes being closed in both directions. The truck driver was taken to the hospital, and the driver of the vehicle was cited for suspicion of driving under the influence said, Leland Tang, a spokesperson for the California…

John Bisnar

101 Freeway Closed Due to Big Rig Accident

At fault driver arrested for DUI.A passenger vehicle vs. a big rig accident early this morning prompted a temporary closure of the 101 Freeway near the Coldwater Canyon Avenue exit near Studio City. The tractor trailer was left straddling traffic lanes in both directions and caused long delays throughout the morning commute until late morning according to a story in the Los Angeles Times.The…

John Bisnar

Tougher Trucking Laws

Last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed a rule that truck and bus companies with a history of hours-of-service violations may be required to install electronic on-board recorders for at least two years.Such a violation essentially means that these trucking companies have been caught working their drivers beyond the maximum number of hours, putting the rest of us in…

Staff Writer

Family Files Truck Accident Lawsuit

The family of a woman killed in a truck accident last year has filed a lawsuit against the truck driver, the owner of the truck’s cab, the owner of the trailer and the trucking company for whom the driver worked. Corrine Bartels was killed when the semi she was driving collided with another tractor-trailer driven by Steven Helinski who was going the wrong way and was trying to make a U-Turn to…