7 Common Causes of Nebraska Truck Accidents

According to the American Trucking Association, nearly 70% of all freight tonnage moved throughout the United States every year is moved by trucks. That means a LOT of trucks are on the road at any given time. We all know what these vehicles are. They are highly recognizable and they go by many names—truck, tractor-trailer, big rig, 18-wheeler. There are many different styles and variations of them, of course, but Read More

Trucking Industry Proposes New Speeding Rule

America’s largest trucking industry association is urging the federal government to act quickly to mandate that speed-limiting devices be installed on all large trucks. Speeding is among the leading causes of truck accidents in America. It is not that a rule has not been proposed, but rather that a proposed rule is stalled in the Transportation Secretary’s Office. Since August of 2014, Transportation Secretary Read More

Kailey Maloney, 5, Dies of Sledding Accident Injuries

5-year-old Kailey Maloney of Council Bluffs passed away this past Sunday morning of injuries she sustained after sliding into Bennett Ave while sledding at her grandparents' house. The accident occurred on November 15. Maloney was sledding down a hill, slid into the road, and struck a 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck at approximately 1:00 p.m. She was rushed to the University of Nebraska medical center, where she Read More

5-Year-Old Kailey Maloney Hit by a Truck While Sledding

Kailey Maloney, 5, of Council Bluffs, is in critical condition after being hit by a truck while sledding on Saturday. The accident happened at approximately 1 p.m., according to Council Bluffs Police. Maloney was sledding in the driveway of her grandparents' home near 10th and Bennett Ave, just beyond Abraham Lincoln High School. Police believe that she then slid into the southbound lane of Bennett Ave, hitting Read More

The Rise of Truck Accidents Across the U.S.

An in-depth truck accident report by CNBC reveals that more than 100,000 individuals are injured in truck-related accidents. About 4,000 individuals suffer fatal injuries and die after a truck accident. The number of truck-accident fatalities has increased every year since 2009. The fatalities have increased as the overall number of truck accidents has increased due to a recovering economy. As the markets recover, Read More

Pedestrian Killed by Truck Thought to Be Texting

Police believe a 34-year-old pedestrian who was struck and killed by a large truck may have been texting while crossing the street in Downey, California, last Tuesday. The incident occurred while Daniel Malloy of Pico Rivera was crossing Lakewood Boulevard at about 8 p.m. last Tuesday evening. According to police, he was struck by a Freightliner tractor-trailer that was turning onto Lakewood Read More

Several People Hospitalized in Train-Truck Crash

Several people were hospitalized after an Amtrak passenger train en route from Pontiac, Michigan, to Chicago collided with a semi-truck, causing the train to derail early Wednesday morning, authorities said. The crash occurred at a level crossing equipped with signal lights between Ann Arbor and Jackson, when the Amtrak Wolverine Service Train carrying 68 passengers struck the tractor-trailer causing the train's Read More

Tanker Trucks Collide, Explode on Arizona Highway

A collision between two tanker trucks on an Arizona highway caused one to burst into flames Wednesday morning, forcing several nearby hotels to be evacuated, officials said. A spokesman for the Phoenix Fire Department announced that one person is believed to have been killed in the explosion, which occurred on Interstate 10 in Chandler. The rear-end collision caused an estimated 7,700 gallons of gasoline to Read More

Seven Killed in Truck-Minivan Crash

Seven people were killed and four others were injured Thursday night when a large truck rear-ended a minivan on the Indiana Toll Road near Middlebury, police said. Police believe the driver of the minivan may have slowed down or stopped after hitting a deer in the eastbound lanes of the toll road at around 8 p.m. The truck crashed into the back of the minivan, which was carrying 10 passengers. Seven passengers Read More

Train-Truck Crash Injures 40

A collision involving an Amtrak train and a semi-truck in Northern California injured 40 people on Friday, California Highway Patrol officials said. The accident occurred in Contra Costa County at around 7:15 p.m. on Friday after the driver of a semi-truck truck attempted to cross the tracks near Discovery Bay and was struck by a train carrying 204 passengers. Two railroad workers, the truck driver and 37 Read More