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on December 6th, 2022 Update: Lake Worth crash involved tractor-trailer

LAKE WORTH, FL – Officials have confirmed that Monday’s collision involved a tractor-trailer.  The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. on southbound Florida’s Turnpike, WPTV reported.  For reasons unknown, the driver of the tractor-trailer lost control of the vehicle before it rolled over.  The crash meant traffic delays on the north and southbound lanes of the […]

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on October 25th, 2022 Tanker fire shuts down I-95 in Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH, FL – All lanes of I-95 in Delray Beach were shut down following a reported tanker fire this afternoon. According to Total Traffic West Palm Beach, the fire broke out shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the freeway, between Linton Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue. Closed due to Tanker Fire in […]

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on September 14th, 2022 Jackknifed semi-truck blocks all lanes on SR-91 near Okeeheelee Park

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Major rush-hour traffic delays were reported after a semi-truck jackknifed on Florida’s Turnpike in West Palm Beach this evening. According to Total Traffic West Palm Beach, the tractor-trailer jackknifed at about 5:10 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the turnpike near the exit to Southern Boulevard. Jackknifed Semi Truck – […]

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on April 27th, 2022 Tractor-trailer torn apart in south Tampa crash

TAMPA, FL – An intersection in South Tampa was closed after a semi-trailer was torn in half on Tuesday. According to WTSP, the crash happened at the intersection of South Louis Avenue and West San Rafael Street. The cause of the crash is unclear at this time. Photos from the scene show the trailer torn […]

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on April 1st, 2022 Crews respond to tractor-trailer crash in Hialeah Gardens

HIALEAH, FL – A tractor-trailer caught fire along US-27 in the Hialeah Gardens area on Thursday. According to WSVN, the incident occurred near the intersection of Northwest 87th Avenue and West Okeechobee Road. It is unclear what sparked the blaze. However, firefighters were able to knock down the fire quickly. Fortunately, the truck driver was […]

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on January 1st, 2022 Four Ways to Prevent Truck Accidents

Sharing a road with a commercial truck can be a scary experience. Tractor-trailers, flatbeds, and other large vehicles tower over passenger cars. They’re long, heavy, and contain various cargo that they transport throughout the state. When an accident involves a commercial truck, the smaller vehicle’s occupants often sustain debilitating and life-threatening injuries. Truck accidents can […]

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on December 10th, 2021 How Texting While Driving Causes Truck Accidents 

Distracted driving claims lives. There is no doubt about it. In 2019, National Highway Transportation Safety Administration recorded 3,142 fatalities on U.S. roadways due to distracted driving accidents. Texting is one of the major culprits. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, truck drivers are 23.3 times more likely to have an accident if they are texting […]

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on November 20th, 2021 What Are Truck Driver Training Requirements?

Truck drivers don’t need a formal education to drive commercial trucks. However, they must obtain a commercial driver’s license and pass various tests. Commercial trucks are difficult to operate and require specific knowledge to maneuver around other vehicles safely and avoid causing accidents. The actions of unqualified and inexperienced truckers can lead to collisions with […]

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on November 1st, 2021 How Does Fatigue Affect Truck Accidents?

Fatigued driving is dangerous. According to studies collected by the CDC, a lack of adequate sleep can impair a person’s driving abilities in the same ways alcohol does. Feeling tired can lead to slower reaction times, poor decision-making, reduced motor skills, and a lack of coordination. It becomes a challenge to function. Unfortunately, driver fatigue is […]

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on October 10th, 2021 How Are Truck Accidents Different From Other Auto Accidents?

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the majority of deaths during a truck versus auto accident happen to the people in the passenger vehicle. In 2019, there were 4,119 people who died in a large truck crash. The vast majority, 67 percent, were the occupants of the passenger vehicles, while 16 percent were […]

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