Trucks are heavier than cars, and although they are a small percentage of the total number of accidents on the road, the increased mass means that many accidents involving trucks cause a great deal of damage.
Police say an armored truck overturned on a Rhode Island highway, spilling bags of money that quickly drew passers-by. As state police watched, money was transferred to a second armored truck that was called in. Passers-by swarmed to the scene, but it's unlcear if they took any money. Both driver and passenger of the truck had cuts and bruises and possible neck and back injuries.
Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash between a bus and a semi-truck that killed two adults and sent six people to the hospital. More information will be updated as it becomes available.
Emergency crews said the semi-truck is jackknifed and struck another car. Firefighters had to extricate the driver from the car, at which point he was transported to the hospital in an unknown condition. He was conscious at the time.
Muddy roads may have been a factor in a deadly crash when a cement pumper truck lost control, crossed the median and slammed into a pick-up truck. The cement truck driver to was injured and sent to the hospital for treatment.
"It's just sad, very, very sad," Director of Public Works Mohammed Nuru said. "Any time there is an accident - and a fatal accident - in the type of work that we do, it rings a bell through the whole organization. We are reminding people to be cautious and safe. We are reinforcing all of our safety training and asking people ... to be calm." From preliminary information from his staff at the scene, Nuru said it appeared the worker who was killed was in front of the truck on the opposite side from the driver, slipped and was run over.
One person was dead and a second injured after an out-of-control cement truck smashed into a pickup Wednesday morning. The accident occurred when the westbound truck drifted into the ongoing eastbound lane. Names yet to be released.
Police say a semi crossed the median and hit another semi head-on, hitting other vehicles and sparking a massive fire and explosions. Police say one person was killed and three others were injured in the crash, while two firefighters were injured while battling the fire. People living within a half-mile radius from the crash were evacuated for a few hours but were later allowed to return home.