Tractor Trailer Drivers Face Charges in Accidents in Tennessee and Delaware

Tractor trailer drivers face charges following accidents in Tennessee and Delaware.Two big rig drivers are being blamed for separate accidents in Tennessee and Delaware that sent several people to the hospital.

In Tennessee, WBIR reports that the driver of a tractor trailer remains in jail following his arrest on charges related to a fiery crash on Interstate 40 in West Knox County on August 23.

According to the news agency, three people were injured in the accident that occurred around 6:30 when a truck being driven by Eugene Moore crashed into another 18-wheeler east of Watt Road. The impact of the collision caused the second tractor trailer to burst into flames. Debris from the crash reportedly hit another vehicle that was also traveling nearby.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said that three people were injured in the accident and had to be transferred to the hospital, including one of the victims who was taken to the Vanderbilt Burn Center.

Officials said that Moore was arrested after he left the scene of the wreck following an investigation and search. He has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident that involved personal injury.

In Delaware, the driver of a big rig has been cited with driving at an unsafe speed after his truck rolled over on the ramp from Interstate 295 to Route 9 on August 24,

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the driver of the truck, 47-year-old Stanislaw Stanikowski of Canada, was injured in the 7:20 a.m. crash near New Castle. He was taken to Christina Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The ramp was reportedly closed for five hours for work crews to clear the wreckage.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 116 people died as the result of motor vehicle accidents in Delaware in 2009.