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Category: Truck Accident

Truck Driver Sought in Fatal Los Angeles Hit and Run

By Brian Chase on June 3, 2019 - No comments

Newport Beach wrong way driver causes fatality on 73 freeway

Authorities are looking for a large truck driver who fled the scene after a Los Angeles hit and run that killed a tow truck operator who was changing a disabled vehicle’s tire on the 5 Freeway near Castaic. According to a KTLA news report, California Highway Patrol officers responded to the scene on the southbound 5 Freeway about 3 miles north of Templin Highway the night of May 31. …Read the rest »

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Out-of-Control Truck Overturns After Brakes Fail on Wet Mountain Road

By Brian Chase on December 6, 2018 - No comments

Out-of-Control Truck Overturns After Brakes Fail on Wet Mountain Road

A truck lost control after its brakes failed on a California mountain road and overturned in a terrifying crash. Dashcam footage from another vehicle on the Pacheco Pass near San Jose showed the out-of-control truck veering onto the hard shoulder as it approached a queue of standstill traffic. The truck – which was carrying a large number of fruit crates on its trailer – was unable to stop, and started to tip as the narrow hard shoulder turned into sloping mountainside. The trailer tipped over and crashed onto its side, sending fruit cascading across the roadway. As it toppled, the vehicle crashed into another large heavy goods vehicle which was waiting in traffic, shunting the other vehicle across its lane. …Read the rest »

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U.S. Senators Introduce Bill to Prevent Fatal Truck Underride Accidents

By Brian Chase on December 14, 2017 - No comments

U.S. Senators Introduce Bill to Prevent Fatal Truck Underride Accidents

For the first time, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., have proposed a bipartisan bill that will require guards on the sides and front of all trucks to help prevent cars from sliding underneath them during collisions. According to an NBC News article, Gillibrand said the bill would help close a safety gap and save hundreds of lives that are lost in truck accidents. Federal law already requires rear guards for big rigs. …Read the rest »

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Big Rig Crashes into Fullerton Apartment Building Injuring Five

By Brian Chase on May 1, 2017 - No comments

Big Rig Crashes into Fullerton Apartment Building Injuring Five Image Courtesy of NBCLosAngeles.com

At least five people were injured when an 18-wheel truck plowed into an occupied apartment complex in Fullerton the morning of April 30, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred in the 600 block of Imperial Highway. When police arrived at the scene, they located the large truck inside the building and began to evacuate residents. Police said five apartments were evacuated and deemed inhabitable due to structural damage. …Read the rest »

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Wal-Mart Truck Driver Indicted In Crash Involving Tracy Morgan

By Brian Chase on December 24, 2015 - No comments

Tracy Morgan Bus Accident

A grand jury in New Jersey has indicted a Wal-Mart truck driver who crashed into a limousine carrying comedian Tracy Morgan, severely injuring the comedian and killing another man.

According to a WABC news report, the driver Kevin Roper is facing several criminal charges including aggravated manslaughter, vehicular homicide and aggravated assault.

Roper was driving a Wal-Mart truck in June 2014 when he rammed into Morgan’s limo van from behind killing comedian …Read the rest »

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Veteran LAPD Officer Killed in Beverly Hills Truck Accident

By Brian Chase on March 10, 2014 - No comments

Nicholas Choung Lee, 40, a veteran Los Angeles police officer was killed and two others, including his rookie partner, were critically injured in a truck accident when their patrol car collided with a big rig on a Beverly Hills street. According to an Associated Press news report, the fatal truck accident occurred the morning of March 7, 2014.

Lee was training a female rookie officer who was only three months out of the police academy when their cruiser collided with a truck hauling a trash container and carrying a Bobcat loader down a steep roadway – at Robert Lane and Loma Vista Drive. The patrol car was torn apart in the crash. Police say the truck may have lost its brakes on the hill. The driver of the cruiser and the rookie officer were both injured, but are expected to survive.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members, friends and co-workers of Nicholas Choung Lee for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. …Read the rest »

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