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At Least Six Killed as Truck Crashes into Train in India

At Least Six Killed as Truck Crashes into Train in India

A truck rammed into a train at a railway crossing in Anantpur, Andhra Pradesh, India, on August 24th. Authorities said the truck, carrying granite, crashed into the Bengaluru-Nanded Express due to brake failure. At least 6 people, including 5 train passengers and 1 truck passenger, were killed in the crash. The truck driver saved his life by [...]

Teenager Killed in Pickup-School Bus Crash on Arizona Highway

Teenager Killed in Pickup-School Bus Crash on Arizona Highway

A school bus and a pickup truck collided on Arozina 92, near Sierra Vista, Arizona, on August 21. The accident happened when the bus was transporting 8 Buena High School students while the Nissan pickup truck was carrying 2 teenagers. The driver of truck, identified as James Lopez-Lewis, 17, was killed at the scene while his sister, Jessa [...]

School Children Killed in Peru Truck Crash

School Children Killed in Peru Truck Crash

A truck plunged about 1000 feet into a ravine in Andes Mountains of Peru, on June 7. The accident happened when the truck was transporting school children back home after flag-day parade event. Seventeen people, including 15 students, were killed in the accident while 33 others were injured. Authorities said 5 of the injured were in critical [...]

69 Killed in Nigeria as Tanker Crashes into Bus Station, Explodes

69 Killed in Nigeria as Tanker Crashes into Bus Station, Explodes

An oil tanker truck crashed into a bus station at Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria, on the night of May 31. The tanker was travelling downhill when its brakes failed. It then crashed into a bus station and exploded, setting 12 buses ablaze. Around 69 people were killed in the accident while 30 others sustained severe burns. The accident is [...]

4 Killed, 2 Injured After Pickup Trucks Collided in Florida

4 Killed, 2 Injured After Pickup Trucks Collided in Florida

Two pickup trucks collided and caught fire on State Road 77 in Jackson County near Graceville, Florida, on the night of January 24. According to the Florida Highway Patrol officials, the accident happened after one of the trucks, driven by George Henry Hayes, 54, violated a stop sign. Both vehicles overturned and bursted into flames after the [...]

Fuel Truck Crashes into Unoccupied Aircraft at LAX

Fuel Truck Crashes into Unoccupied Aircraft at LAX

A fuel truck rammed into an American Airlines aircraft at Terminal 4 of the Los Angeles International Airport, California, on November 3. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Erik Scott said that the driver got trapped inside his truck after the crash which occurred at around 4:15 p.m. He was rescued and shifted to a hospital. The Boeing [...]

1 Killed, 1 Injured in Fatal Collision on Lockport Bypass

1 Killed, 1 Injured in Fatal Collision on Lockport Bypass

A pick-up truck rammed into a box truck and caught fire on Lockport Bypass, between Robinson Road and State Road, in Lockport, New York, on November 3. According to Niagara County Sheriff, the accident happened after the pick-up truck crossed the center line. The driver of the pick-up, identified as 24-year-old Christopher Meden, of [...]

Poll Says Truck Drivers are Safer than Passenger Vehicle Drivers

Poll Says Truck Drivers are Safer than Passenger Vehicle Drivers

According to a recent poll conducted by the Virginia-based Public Opinion Strategies, 80 percent Americans believe that truck drivers are safer than the drivers of passenger vehicles. The poll was conducted from September 20 - 24 for the American Trucking Associations. Eight hundred registered voters participated in the survey by expressing [...]

2 Dead, 3 Injured as Truck Hits People Waiting at the Bus Stop

2 Dead, 3 Injured as Truck Hits People Waiting at the Bus Stop

A truck lost control and hit the people waiting at Aarti Chowk bus stop on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway, Ludhiana, India, on the night of October 8. Two people were killed in the accident. They were identified as Pardeep Kumar from Jagraon, who was waiting for the bus and Jeev Lal who was a rickshaw- puller and was waiting for [...]

At least 10 Killed as Truck Runs into Market in Nigeria

At least 10 Killed as Truck Runs into Market in Nigeria

A water truck crashed into a meat market in Odo- Eran in Igando area of Lagos, Nigeria. The accident occurred along LASU / Igando Road at about 9:30 a.m. on July 21. At least 10 people lost their lives in the accident while several others were injured. The injured were shifted to hospitals. According to the eye witnesses, an angry mob [...]

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