Preventable Tragedies

1 lane opens after semi-truck collision along Hwy 58 in Keene

May 19, 2022

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A crash involving two semi-trucks has injured one person and caused a brush fire temporarily closing eastbound traffic along Highway 58 in Keene, officials said. One eastbound lane of traffic was reopened at around 3:45 p.m., Caltrans said. The crash was reported just before 1:30 p.m. in eastbound lanes of Highway 58 about 2 miles east of Keene, according to CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page. CHP reports one of the trucks had stalled on the side of the road when it was struck by another semi-truck.

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GoFundMe started for good Samaritan who was hit by a car while trying to help crash victims in Colorado Springs, suspect still at large

May 18, 2022

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - As the search for a suspect continues, a young woman has a long road to recovery after trying to help others. According to police, a good Samaritan was among a group of people trying to help drivers in a crash at North Academy Boulevard and Austin Bluffs Parkway on Sunday at about 3 in the morning. That good Samaritan has been identified by friends as Tori.

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Man Killed While Working on Box Truck on Shoulder of I-215 in Perris

May 17, 2022

A man servicing a box truck on the shoulder of Interstate 215 in Perris was struck and killed Tuesday when a motorist allowed his pickup to drift onto the edge of the freeway and hit him, authorities said. The fatality occurred at about 10:15 a.m. on northbound I-215, just north of Nuevo Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officer Javier Navarro said the victim, whose identity was not immediately released, stopped the International box truck on the right shoulder to refill the radiator, with the help of a companion riding with him.

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4-year-old lifeflighted to hospital after crash on GA 365

May 16, 2022

A late-night crash Sunday on GA 365 near the Habersham/Stephens County line sent five people to the hospital. Among the injured were two young children, one of whom was airlifted as a precaution. According to the Georgia State Patrol, around 11:30 p.m., a Toyota Camry rear-ended a Honda CRV that was stopped on or near the roadway in the area of Rock Road. The Honda driver, 58-year-old Heather King of Toccoa, “stated she had issues with her steering and traveled to the shoulder,” says GSP Post 7 Commander Donnie Sadler.

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Magnolia Man Injured in Truck Accident on US 59 in Stafford, TX

May 16, 2022

Stafford, TX – April 11, 2022, a Magnolia man was injured due to an accident where a truck crashed on US 59, then left the scene. Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 3:30 p.m. in the area of US Highway 59 and Nation Drive. Investigators said that an 86-year-old Magnolia Man was in a Toyota Corolla traveling northbound along the freeway. That vehicle somehow collided with a pickup which left the scene afterward.

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Unusual Highway 1 crash in Burnaby puts woman in hospital with serious injuries

May 15, 2022

A woman was taken to hospital early Saturday with serious injuries after being struck while on the roadway of Highway 1 eastbound at the Kensington on-ramp. Burnaby RCMP said it happened at about 4 a.m. Saturday. A blue 2010 Audi A5 with a driver and female passenger had temporarily pulled over to the shoulder of the road and the woman got out of the car. Then the vehicle was struck by a driver in a black 2009 Acura CSX.

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34-year-old man injured after a crash with a semi-truck in Snoqualmie Pass (Snoqualmie Pass, WA)

May 14, 2022

A 34-year-old man, from Ellensburg, was hurt after his vehicle crashed into a semi-truck in Snoqualmie Pass. As per the initial information, the two-vehicle crash took place on Interstate 90. The preliminary investigation revealed that 59-year-old Joseph Stygar, from Marysville, was driving a semi-truck west on I-90 when he failed to maintain control on a snowy Interstate 90. After that, the semi jackknifed and ended up blocking three of the four lanes.

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5 Transported to Hospital After Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-95 South in Westport

May 14, 2022

Five people were transported to the hospital after a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 south in Westport on Saturday morning. Firefighters were called to I-95 south between exits 17 and 16 around 5 a.m. When crews arrived, they said they found a multi-vehicle crash with heavy damage to both vehicles and numerous patients. Additional ambulances were requested to the scene. In total, five people were transported to the hospital, firefighters said.

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Deadly Florida crash kills 1 driver, injures pedestrian who stopped to help

May 14, 2022

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A driver was killed after getting out of his disabled vehicle on I-95 in Brevard County Saturday morning. Investigators say the man’s Nissan Altima hit a guardrail in the northbound lanes at mile marker 189 just after 5:30 a.m. A good Samaritan stopped to help and got him out of the vehicle, then both the driver and the pedestrian were hit by a car. The drivers and the pedestrian were taken to Viera Hospital, where the Altima driver was pronounced dead.

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One killed, several hurt in crash on Kellogg early Saturday

May 14, 2022

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - A man is dead and three others are critically injured after a crash on eastbound Kellogg early Saturday morning. The Wichita Police Department (WPD) says shortly before 2 A.M., officers were called out to an injury accident on Kellogg near Armour. The initial call reported a single vehicle involved in a rollover crash with two people inside. WPD says when officers got on scene, they learned a second crash involving a motorcycle had happened right after the first crash.

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