Tempe Garbage-truck Accident Traps Driver

Bicyclist, Truck Crash On Sidewalk In Front Of San Francisco Ferry Building

A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Tempe garbage-truck accident traps driver Courtland Jeffrey , The Republic | azcentral.com 1 p.m. MST March 24, 2014 The driver ran over a guide wire on the ground in an alley, officials said. Get the latest breaking news on azcentral. (Photo: azcentral) SHARECONNECT 2 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE The driver of a garbage truck was trapped in his vehicle in north Tempe Monday morning after he drove over a wire that wrapped around the vehicle’s axle , officials said. Fire crews were called at 8:40 a.m. on Monday to the scene near Scottsdale and Curry roads, said Tempe Fire Deputy Chief Gary Ells. The driver ran over a guide wire on the ground in an alley, Ellis said. The truck pulled down the top part of the power pole after the guide wire had wrapped around the truck’s axle, Ellis said. Fire units requested assistance with APS crews to make sure the power to the guide wire was turned off, according to Ells. The wire was removed from the vehicle and crews were called to replace the pole. A few homes in the area lost power, but their power was expected to be restored soon by early Monday afternoon, Ellis said.
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Truck accident in Route 24 northbound in Brockton causes heavy delays

Source: Twitter Source: DailyTelegraph M4 motorway closed for hours after fatal motorbike and truck accident Overheight vehicle closed Harbour Tunnel, backing up traffic to Artarmon Chaos extended to the Cumberland Highway which experienced lengthy delays Truck accident on M7 slowed traffic Car accidents and breakdowns forced serious delays at Summer Hill, Acacia Gardens, Castle Hill, Huntingwood, Kellyville Ridge, Artarmon, Stanhope Gardens, Drummoyne and Wahroonga A MOTORCYCLIST was killed after a collision with a truck on a Sydney motorway during a morning of peak hour traffic chaos. The male rider, 34, died in Westmead Hospital after a crash on the M4 near the twin service centres at Eastern Creek, near Blacktown. Police said the man suffered critical injuries in the 7am collision with the truck. The motorway was closed citybound causing traffic to bank up for several kilometres. The lanes were not reopened until 9.25am. The death prompted a warning from Police Traffic and Highway Patrol Command for motoruists to slow down in the wet weather. Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith said motorists need to drive to the conditions. 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 rosks 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.
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WBZ-TVs managing editor tweeted a photo of the scene: PHOTO MT @MassStatePolice : RT 24NB, Exit 18, Brockton. All three lanes still closed.Breakdown lane open. #wbz pic.twitter.com/mhMxyNiFIr Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) March 24, 2014 The Boston Globe is reporting that a raptured saddle tank spilled up to 80 gallons of fuel on the highway, with the gas draining into some nearby catch basins. State environmental officials are on the scene, the Globe notes. Commuters should expect a 30-minute delay, the State Police tweeted . For now, the breakdown lane is open for cars to pass, with the three normal lanes closed. Copyright 2014 Globe Newspaper Company.
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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

About 6:30 a.m., a small pick-up truck was traveling northbound on the sidewalk, in front of the Ferry Building, at about one mile per hour when a bicyclist heading southbound struck the vehicle, according the driver who was remained at the scene. It was not immediately clear why the truck was on the sidewalk. Delivery trucks sometimes cross the sidewalk in the area to access the back side of the Ferry Building and surrounding businesses. Bicyclist Injured In Collision With Vehicle In Front Of Ferry Building KCBS Jeffery Schaub Reports The shaken-up driver, who did not want to use his name, told KCBS that he didnt see the cyclist coming who hit the side of his vehicle clipping the side mirror and then fell to the ground. The cyclist was still conscious and there was blood on the sidewalk, the driver said. The cyclist was transported to a hospital and the scene was cleared by 7:30 a.m. after the northbound lanes were closed for short time.
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