18-Wheeler Shut Down IH-35 in Austin

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                   Interstate 35 in Austin was shut down for eight hours due to an 18-wheeler going up in flames. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the tractor trailer carried pork bellies. Flames consumed the truck when fire, police and TxDOT crews arrived. At some point, the fire spread…

Waco, Tx 18-Wheeler Crash Sends 8 Bus Passengers To Local Hospital

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WACO, TEXAS (December 16, 2011)–A charter bus, 18-wheeler with trailer, and a passenger car collided Thursday night on Interstate 35 in Waco, Texas. Eight people were taken to a local hospital with various injuries. Waco police Officer Steve Anderson said the wreck happened at about 10:30 p.m. at New Road and southbound Interstate 35. Investigators…

Plane’s Propeller Amputates Dallas Woman’s Arm

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A Texas woman is recovering in a hospital after a freak airplane accident. 23-year-old Lauren Scruggs had just finished looking at Christmas lights from a private plane when she landed near Dallas. Federal Aviation Administration officials say the model and magazine editor was getting off the plane when she walked right into a moving propeller…

Arkansas jury awards family $7 Million in fatal 18 Wheeler accident

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An Arkansas federal jury has awarded $7 million to the family of a Missouri truck driver who was killed when his vehicle collided with another semi-truck in northern Arkansas in September 2008. The panel on Thursday found in favor of ex-Farmington, Mo., resident Roger Reagan’s family, which sued Dunaway Timber Co. and its driver, Morgan…

18-Wheelers Getting More Dangerous

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“What we see depends mainly on what we look for” — John Lubbock may not have written his famous quote while traveling down the interstate; if he did, his view was probably blocked by an overflow of big trucks. In fact, if you have any plans to do any sightseeing in Maine or Vermont during…

2 Die in Multi-Vehicle Accident Near Mineola, Texas

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Victims in the three-vehicle collision on Highway 69 north of Mineola have been identified as being from Sherman, Fairview and Alba. The Texas Department of Public Safety has released identities of the victims of the accident reported to DPS at 9:51 a.m. Tuesday. The driver of a Honda that was struck from the rear and…

Fatal Commercial Truck Wreck closes I-20 near Marshall, Texas

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MARSHALL, Texas — At least one eastbound lane of Interstate 20 east of Marshall, Texas, has been closed after a fiery, fatal collision on an overpass. Due to damage to an overpass support one lane is expected to be closed until next month.  The support column was damaged when one of the18 wheelers involved in…