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South Carolina Firm’s Vehicle Designed for New Disaster Era

A cross between a truck and a boat built by a small South Carolina company is designed to help respond in a new world of increasingly wet disasters brought on by global warming. The Amphibious Responder, depending on configuration, can …

Brazil: 33 Dead in Truck-Bus Crash

Brazilian authorities say a tractor-trailor has slammed into a bus carrying sugarcane cutters, killing at least 33 people and injuring 13 others. A police spokesman says the truck driver lost control as he was rounding a corner and heading down …

Attorney: Truck in Connecticut Tailgating Death Faulty

A rented U-Haul that struck and killed a Massachusetts tailgater at a Yale-Harvard football game malfunctioned as a Yale undergraduate drove the vehicle into a crowded parking lot, the student’s attorney said Sunday. William Dow, representing Yale student Brendan Ross, …

Truck Strikes Connecticut Tailgaters, Killing 1

A driver of a U-Haul truck carrying beer kegs through a tailgating area before the Yale-Harvard game Saturday suddenly accelerated, fatally striking a 30-year-old Massachusetts woman and injuring two other women, police said. It’s not clear why the driver sped …

Arkansas Jury Awards $7M in Fatal Truck Accident

A federal jury has awarded a $7 million judgment to the family of a Farmington, Mo., truck driver killed when his vehicle collided with another semi-truck in northern Arkansas. The panel in western Arkansas found Thursday in favor of Roger …

Crash of Truck and Bus Kills 14 in Hungary

Police say a truck and a small bus have crashed in southern Hungary, killing 14 people and seriously injuring two more. The accident happened shortly before midnight Sunday between the cities of Mako and Szeged, near the border with Romania. …

Truck Fire Damages McDonald’s in Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah, authorities say a pickup truck that caught fire in a McDonald’s drive-through lane ignited a blaze that caused an estimated $1 million in damage to the restaurant. The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News report smoke …

Vermont Officials Dispute Heavy Truck Study’s Findings

Vermont officials are disputing the findings of a federally sponsored study showing that fatal accidents involving big trucks tripled when weight limits were raised from 80,000 to 99,000 pounds on Vermont’s interstates, saying the figures are too small to be …

Truck with Equipment for Obama Tour Stolen in Virginia

At least no one left the keys to Air Force One in the ignition. In an egg-on-face moment for the government ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit to Virginia, someone stole a Pentagon truck containing $200,000 worth of presidential seals, …

Truck Plunges into River, Killing 2 Calif. PG&E Workers

Two utility workers died after their truck plunged into a reservoir along a Northern California river as they were returning from a job. The Pacific Gas and Electric Co. employees drowned Thursday when their company truck skidded off the road …