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Truck Wrecks

May 21, 2018

Drivers of commercial vehicles are assumed to be professional drivers and therefore are required to take heightened and special care on the roadways to protect themselves as well as those just like us, our friends, family and neighbors who share the roadways with these large vehicles. When a driver of a commercial truck does not…

Big Rig Crashes in Texoma

May 12, 2016

On Tuesday evening, a big rig crash near Iowa Park sent one person to the hospital. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened on 287 near Harmony Road sometime after 5:00 p.m. Although very few details about this crash have been released, we do know that a southbound pickup truck and an 18-wheeler…

Deadly Truck Crash on Highway 287

March 23, 2016

On Sunday night, a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler happened on Highway 287 in Wichita Falls. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened sometime before 8:45 p.m. in front of the Harrold Truck Stop. The large 18-wheeler was reportedly facing south, and heading left across the northbound lane into the truck stop, when…

Semi Truck Spills Cargo in Wichita Falls

February 11, 2016

Last week, a tractor trailer lost its cargo on Central Freeway in Wichita Falls. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened near Maurine Street sometime around 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday. For currently unknown reasons, something fell off of the commercial semi truck. The vehicle behind the truck ran over the lost cargo and…

Fatal Semi Truck Crash in Gould, OK

October 10, 2015

On Wednesday, a woman was killed in a crash involving a semi truck in Gould, Oklahoma. According to KSWO ABC News Channel Seven, the crash happened on U.S. Highway 62 at about noon. The crash, which happened about 25 miles west of Altus, took the life of 62-year-old Mary Springs, of Eldorado, and injured a…

Semi Truck Crash on 287

September 10, 2015

On Tuesday afternoon, at least four people were injured in a multi-car crash involving a semi truck. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened some time after 3:00 p.m., near Iowa Park Road. Apparently, what was initially a prescribed burn between Peterson and Bell Roads made its way to Highway 287 and then…

Rising Truck Accident Death Tolls

September 2, 2015

An op-ed article out of the New York Times recently called attention to the rise in truck accident deaths on U.S roadways. While overall roadway traffic fatality rates are dropping, we’re seeing an increase in fatal crashes involving large trucks. Between 2009 and 2013, fatalities in truck-involved wrecks rose 17 percent. The writer, Howard Abramson,…

Deadly Semi Truck Accidents on The Rise

June 5, 2015

CBS recently reported on the disturbing news that deadly semi truck accidents are on the rise. According to federal investigators, a large portion of truck accidents are due to trucks traveling at higher constant speeds than their tires are rated for. Most large truck tires are not rated to handle speeds over 75 miles per…

Commercial Trucking Safety Compliance

June 4, 2015

This week, inspectors and investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) have been participating in Roadcheck 2015. According to KFDX News Channel Three, Roadcheck is an annual three-day enforcement event to increase safety compliance of motor carriers, vehicles, drivers, cargo and security in the commercial trucking and bus industry. This year, Roadcheck 2015…

Five People Killed in Semi Truck Crash

April 15, 2015

In the early hours of Sunday morning, five people were killed and multiple others were injured in a crash involving an 18-wheeler in Fort Worth. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the multi-car crash happened on Interstate 30, between Oakland Boulevard and Beach Street, at about 2:30 a.m. Initially, there was only a relatively minor…