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NZ truck accident survivor hopes to earn toughest-trucker title

New Zealand resident and 43-year-old father of four Colin Tandy was behind the wheel of a logging truck driving a mountainous route in Marlborough, New Zealand. Just after 6:30 a.m. Mr. Tandy rounded a corner and was instantly blinded by the rising sun. The next thing he remembers was his careening off the side of an 80-foot cliff, fully conscious and gripped with fear as the truck tumbled over and over again toward the sea below. Worried that he would drown once he hit the water, Mr. Tandy removed his seatbelt. Fortunately, the 16-ton truck stopped short of plunging into ... Read More

Young artist makes miraculous recovery after being hit by 18-wheeler

On October 8, 2010, 21-year-old Emilie Gossiaux’s life changed in an instant. A painter and sculptor whose life was filled with light and color, Ms. Gossiaux’s world plunged into darkness and silence after she was struck by an 18-wheel semi truck while riding her bike near her home in Brooklyn, New York. The truck had been attempting a right turn when it collided with Ms. Gossiaux. The damage was extensive and doctors at the Manhattan hospital where she was taken didn’t pin too much hope on her recovery. Ms. Gossiaux suffered from multiple fractures to her head, pelvis, and leg. ... Read More

Two commercial trucks collide in Montgomery, sending four to hospital

A crash involving two 18-wheelers and a car in Montgomery, Alabama, has sent four people to the hospital, one of whom is listed in serious condition. The crash occurred around 3:00 yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Taylor Road and the Troy Highway. Officers at the scene of the crash said the incident happened when one of the 18-wheelers apparently misjudged a red light at the intersection or tried to run it, but then decided to stop. The second commercial truck was traveling behind the stopped truck but couldn’t stop in time to avoid colliding with it. Debris from the ... Read More

Chicken truck collides with car, crashes in Alabama

A truck driver was injured this morning when his 18-wheeler hauling a cargo of live chickens crashed near the Montgomery County, Alabama, line early this morning. Authorities say the unidentified driver of the truck was traveling along U.S. Highway 31 when he swerved to avoid a tree obstructing the road. The driver then lost control of the vehicle, collided with another car, and overturned. The accident happened near the town of Davenport in Lowndes County, just over the Montgomery county line. Wreckage was extensive from the crash, which occurred about 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. Reports say that the road was ... Read More