CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1989
A 51-year-old man was killed Wednesday morning when his car collided head-on with a semi-trailer truck, authorities said. Deputy Coroner Ken Bell said the car was traveling south on Interstate 15 at 11:20 a.m. near the Escondido Expressway and Champagne Boulevard when it crossed the dirt center divider and collided with the northbound truck. The driver of the car, identified at August W. Berger of Yorba Linda, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was not injured.
May 29, 1985 |
A semi-trailer truck loaded with paint drums smashed into a concrete pillar and blew up, killing the driver and closing two major highways near here Tuesday. All northbound lanes and one southbound lane of Interstate 15 were reopened about three hours after the 7:20 a.m. accident, but the Joshua Overpass--where U.S. 395 branches away from the interstate--remained closed pending engineering examination.
May 24, 2013 |
SEATTLE - Dan Sligh was on his way to a camping trip with his wife and Navy colleagues when he noticed the oversized truck in front of him on Interstate 5 seemed about four feet too wide on the right side for the bridge they were approaching near Mount Vernon, Wash. “I kept saying, 'Anytime you want to move over to the left, it'd be OK,' ” Sligh told reporters. But just then, he said, another truck came up on the left of the oversize vehicle and the wide-load hit the approach spans to the four-lane bridge.
July 25, 1985 |
A semi-trailer truck loaded with fish collided with another large rig loaded with wood chips Wednesday, police said. Traffic was rerouted about an hour while the fish and chips were cleaned up, police said. No one was injured in the accident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1990 |
A semi-trailer truck loaded with toilet paper overturned Wednesday morning on Interstate 5, blocking three lanes of traffic for four hours, the California Highway Patrol said. The truck's driver, Porfirio Hernandez, 33, and his passenger, Rudy Garcia, 25, both of Los Angeles, escaped with only minor injuries because they were wearing seat belts, CHP Officer Rick Soto said. Hernandez and Garcia were treated at Samaritan Hospital in San Clemente for bruises.
August 2, 1986 |
Israeli police said Friday that 10 people had died in a collision Thursday, including nine children and the driver of the van taking them home to the Jezreel Valley from a summer vacation on the coast. Police said they had not yet established what caused a semi-trailer truck carrying 30 tons of tomatoes to veer across the roadway and hit the van head-on.