Tanker Truck Accident Shuts Down Interstate

A Two Semi-Truck Accident Sends One Truck into the Water

EDT March 22, 2014 Tanker Truck Accident SHARE 1 CONNECT 2 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) A person with the Conway police department told tHV11 News that Exit 127 east bound is closed down at Oak Street and I-40 for a while. Police are working a diesel fuel truck accident there; only one vehicle involved in the accident. The diesel fuel truck overturned is leaking some of the fuel. The driver was taken to a Little Rock hospital for his injuries. OEM and fire department personnel are cleaning up the area, and another tanker truck is on the way to retrieve the remaining fuel inside of the truck. People need to avoid the area as they attempt to clean up his accident. More news Stories
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Cement truck driver on trial in bus operator’s death

Raymond Ragen, left, 44, of Mineola, is on

“Not every accident is the result of criminal conduct,” defense attorney David Besso told jurors in Nassau County Court in Mineola. Authorities claim Ragen, 45, of Mineola, was high on Valium and talking on his cellphone when he drove into an Oyster Bay Road overpass he knew was too low for his truck before plowing into the bus. Ragen has pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated vehicular homicide. Authorities said he could spend up to 25 years in prison if jurors convict him of that top charge. Bus driver Jorge Guevara, a 45-year-old father of four, was driving the special-needs students, who ranged in age from 6 to 9, home when he died. “He is the reason that so many lives were changed that day. He is the reason that Jorge Guevara lost his life,” Assistant District Attorney Stephanie Dellinger said of Ragen. She told jurors Ragen never slowed down or veered away before hitting an LIRR overpass that GPS showed he’d already backed away from earlier that day when his truck didn’t fit under it. Dellinger said bus attendant Louis Kragouras, then 64, needed surgery to implant metal parts in a hip and a knee after the crash and now walks with a cane. One student suffered a broken jaw and cuts, including a detached lip, while the other three had mostly minor injuries, the prosecutor said. Dellinger also said there were differences in Ragen’s accounts of the accident that he gave police at the scene and later at a hospital. But Ragen’s lawyer said it took police months to arrest his client.
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M4 crash at Eastern Creek: motorcyclist killed in pile up leading to extensive delays

A driver is believed to be trapped following a crash on Epping Rd. Source: Twitter

The truck is almost impossible to identify with it’s number plate charred. Naresh Natu DNA The Pune-Mumbai expressway is becoming a regular for a series of mishaps. Around 3 in the early hours of Thursday a truck moving at an extremely high speed rammed into a travel coach that had parked on the shoulder of the expressway. The bus was headed to Bangalore from Mumbai and just as it crossed the Urse toll plaza it’s belt gave way and had to be pulled aside for repairs. About 30 persons that were on-board decided to get out for some fresh air. Just as all 30 passengers were out of the coach, a truck carrying metal utensils and sheets rammed into the bus from behind. Passengers who witnessed the incident say that the truck was at a considerably high speed. Both vehicles caught fire instantly and have been charred to an unrecognizable state. Such was the impact that, the metal utensils penetrated through the drivers cabin of the truck and out the wind-shield. To add to the misfortune, the truck set ablaze instantly making it difficult now, to determine how many persons were in the truck or the number on the license plate. The 30 on-lookers are in a state of shock and have been re-located away from the accident scene. Traffic on the Highway was standstill for 2 hours, however now 2 lanes have been opened up while investigation to identify the driver and truck continue.
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Driver ejected from truck, killed

Already today we have seen a fatal crash and a number of serious incidents on our roads in the wet conditions, he said. Losing your life is a high price to pay for frustration in traffic, speeding to get to a destination, or taking risks in the wet weather. Drivers should ensure they remain patient, slow down and provide plenty of room to other motorists on slippery roads. There have been 86 deaths on NSW roads this year, up from 72 at the same time last year. To add to the peak hour chaos the southbound lanes of the Sydney Harbour Tunnel were closed for about 10 minutes after an overheight truck approached the entrance. The driver ignored a series of signs warning of height restrictions in the tunnel and only stooped metres from its entrance. He was forced to reverse the vehicle, forcing authorities to close the southbound lanes until the truck had been removed from the roadway. The driver faces a $2200 fine. A series of breakdowns on the Gore Hill Exptessway, north of the Harbour Bridge caused further congestion for citybound motorists with traffic backed up to Artarmon at one stage.
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Major accident on Pune-Mumbai expressway, passenger bus and truck charred

– A Beloit man was killed in a rollover crash on Highway 81 in rural Rock County Monday morning, according to a release from the Rock County Sheriffs Office. Related Content View More Deputies were called to State Highway 81 near South Olson Road at 7:20 a.m. for a report of a single-vehicle crash. Investigators said the 28-year-old driver was traveling west on Highway 81 approaching South Olson Road when his truck entered the gravel shoulder while negotiating a curve. The driver overcorrected, traveled across the eastbound land and entered the south ditch where the truck rolled. The driver was ejected before the truck hit a tree, according to deputies. The driver was found next to the truck and taken to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the crash. Deputies said wet road conditions might have been a factor in the crash. The man was not wearing his seat belt. The Wisconsin State Patrol, Orfordville Fire Department and EMS and Beloit EMS assisted at the scene. Highway 81 remained closed for an hour and a half during the cleanup and investigation. State Highway 81 near South Olson Road Copyright 2014 by Channel 3000 .
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According to Economist Andrew Hiat, North Dakota is growing Updated: Thursday, March 27 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-03-27 16:05:55 GMT Ward County Deputies caught a man authorities have been looking for since last week. They found him in Minot after getting a tip. 35-year-old Dustin Goettle faces drug, weapon and fleeing charges. Bismarck Ward County Deputies caught a man authorities have been looking for since last week. They found him in Minot after getting a tip. 35-year-old Dustin Goettle faces drug, weapon and fleeing charges. Bismarck Updated: Wednesday, March 26 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-03-26 22:30:31 GMT Population and personal income are soaring in North Dakota But those aren’t the only things taking off. Courtney Plante reports. More and more people are boarding planes in North Dakota. “In just a Population and personal income are soaring in North Dakota But those aren’t the only things taking off. Courtney Plante reports. More and more people are boarding planes in North Dakota.
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