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Automatic Emergency Braking – Prime Time for Regulation

Written by Jacqueline Gillan, president of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. This is one in a series of periodic guest columns by industry thought leaders. Truck crashes are a serious public health and safety problem. Each year on average, 4,000 people are …

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Recent FedEx Crashes

We wanted to bring to your attention several disturbing crashes that have occurred recently. There are several contributing factors that caused these crashes, such as double tractor-trailers, fatigue, and failure to stop in time. But all of these crashes share …

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One Person Injured in Truck Crash in Cowley County, KS

On May 24, 2016, at approximately 5:25 p.m., Catherine Cranmer, 23, was traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 77, when a tractor-trailer crossed her path as the truck driver attempted to cross Highway 77 on N Summit Road.  Ms. Cranmer’s Infiniti …

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Woman Died in a Truck Crash in Uinta County, WY

On May 23, 2016, at approximately 10:55 p.m., Jonah McWinn, 70, was traveling westbound on I-80, when she pulled off the interstate onto the shoulder when a commercial truck came upon Ms. McWinn’s Ford Escape and crashed into it. Ms. …

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Two Dead and One Injured in a Truck Crash in Suwanee County, FL

On May 12, 2016, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Benjamin Piechoczek, 19, and Jordan Gutheim, 20, were the occupants of a Volvo traveling southbound on FL State Road 247, when it was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer. The impact sent …

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One person dead and one person injured in a truck crash in Wayne County, IN

On May 22, 2016, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Margaret Ryan, 22, was traveling eastbound on I-70, in stop and go traffic, when her Audi SUV was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer. The impact pushed the SUV underneath the back …

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Truck Driver Seriously Injured after a Truck Wreck in Montgomery County, IA

On May 18, 2016, at approximately 4:00 p.m., John Jamison, 55, was driving a concrete truck northbound on Avenue B, when a southbound tractor-trailer crossed over the center line on the highway and made contact with the concrete truck. The …

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One Person Dead and Four Injured in a Truck Crash in Isle of Wright County, VA

On May 19, 2016, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Annie Mae Eley, 86, was a back seat passenger in a Pontiac. The vehicle stopped at a red light in northbound VA Route 32, when the Pontiac was struck from behind by …

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One Man Dead in a Truck Crash in Upshur County, TX

Wednesday May 18, 2016, approximately at 3:30 a.m., a truck driver was traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 271, when he crossed into the oncoming lanes and sideswiped a southbound semi.  The impact caused the northbound semi to overturn across both …

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Runner hit by a flying tire in Dade County, FL

On May 23, 2016, approximately 7:30 a.m., a truck driver was driving a tractor-trailer on the Rickenbacker Causeway, when two tires (each weighing more than 200 pounds) came off the truck. One tire went into a parking lot. The other …

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