18 Wheeler Accidents do significant damage to property and human beings alike. For example, on a Saturday afternoon a big rig traveling on I-35, crossed the median killing three people in a head on collision. Local authorities reported an 18-wheeler headed in a southbound direction on the highway between Valley View and Sanger cut across the median, smashed through a cable barrier and into the northbound freeway lanes around 2 p.m., hurling into a Honda Odyssey minivan killing its driver and passenger. You can read more here.
Another fatal accident occurred in Alabama around 3:50 pm on Thursday August 20th on Interstate 65 near Hope Hull. A 27 year old man by the name of Roosevelt Dial of Pensacola, Florida died when his tractor-trailer collided with another 18-wheeler. Roosevelt’s rig crashed into another 2013 Kenworth trailer tractor. Roosevelt was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The interstate remained closed for several hours in order to clean up the accident. Click here to see more.
Although there are many fatal accidents involving 18 wheelers, miracles do occasionally happen. Like in the case of a an accident that took place on August 7th involving a Slidell man riding a motorcycle who was side swiped, dragged and crushed by a drunk driver of an 18 wheeler that turned right onto Carnation. The motorcyclist was at a stop when the Semi plowed into him, he lives to tell about it. The driver of the semi was booked on DWI charges.
A fatal accident occurred on August 14th when the driver of a black pickup truck headed in the wrong direction, collided with an 18 wheeler. The accident was severe enough to shut down the freeway until clean up could be done. The black pickup truck was totaled and debris was scattered all over the freeway. A 2nd crash occurred when a driver of a trash truck hit the semi after it collided with the motorcycle. That driver sustained minor injuries and was able to leave the accident shortly after it took place. Read more about it here.