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December 8, 2023 Auto Accidents,Big Truck & Bus Safety,WV Trucking Accidents

Large Truck Accident Injuries and Deaths on the Rise in WV — But Why?

2023 Update: The number of large trucks involved in automobile accidents has continued to increase in West Virginia and beyond. Large trucks involved in crashes involving injury increased 12% from 2020 to 2021, and fatal crashes were up 18%. This compounds the problem that started when the number of large truck and bus accidents increased…

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August 5, 2022 Coal Mining Accidents,Workplace Safety in West Virginia,WV Trucking Accidents,WV Work Accidents

Fatal WV Mining Accident Trucking Contractor’s Fault Says MSHA

On August 11, 2021, Timothy “Timbo” Collins was killed at Carter Roag Coal Company’s Star Bridge Preparation Plant when a haul truck crushed him during an inspection of his truck. Mr. Collins was a 53-year-old man from Mill Creek, WV, with 10 years of truck driving experience. He left behind a wife and two children. …

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May 23, 2017 Motor Vehicle Crashes,Tractor Trailer Crash,WV Trucking Accidents

Tractor Trailer Crash Closes Northbound Lanes of WV Turnpike

A tractor trailer hauling corrosive material overturned on Interstate 77 near the Mossy/Oak Hill exit Tuesday morning. The tractor trailer crash prompted West Virginia law enforcement to put in place an emergency detour on the West Virginia Turnpike northbound lanes, near Oak Hill West Virginia. Exit 48 Detour on Interstate 77 The West Virginia Department of Transportation…

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August 27, 2014 Motor Vehicle Crashes,WV Trucking Accidents

Children on West Virginia School Bus Injured; Truck Driver Ticketed

MASON COUNTY, WV — Twelve to Fourteen students were injured Tuesday morning on U.S. Route 35 when a Missouri truck driver slammed another tractor trailer into their school bus.  A Mason County 911 dispatcher said nine of the injured students were transported by EMS for treatment. Mason County Sheriff’s deputies ticketed the 28 year old Missouri…

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