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Accident Watch: AT&T Truck Rear-Ends Family SUV; Georgia Power Truck Flips Over in Intersection Crash

March 31, 2014

In Corpus Christi, Texas, Kiii News reported the driver of an AT&T truck rear-ended an SUV on March 15 (video above). Officers said the SUV with a family of five had slowed down and the utility truck behind it did not hit the brakes in time.

The family and AT&T driver were all sent to the hospital to get checked out, according to Kiii News.

In Garden City, Ga., on March 26 a Georgia Power utility truck flipped over on Chatham Parkway after being hit by a 1970 Chevrolet Nova, according to WJCL.com.

Both the Nova and the truck were driving south on Chatham Parkway. The driver of the Nova told Garden City police that as they approached a yellow light, he tried to brake but his brakes went out causing him to lose control and crash into the Georgia Power truck.

Chatham Parkway was shut down for hours to clear the accident. No injuries were reported, according to WJCL.com.

On March 26, a Pennsylvania farmer had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance after he was reportedly thrown from his tractor following a collision with an Xfinity truck in East Carroll Township, according to WJACTV.com.

Investigators at the scene said a man was driving the tractor east on Route 553 when an Xfinity pickup truck struck him from behind. The Xfinity truck collided with the front-end loader on a roadway in Cambria County, causing the tractor driver to be thrown into a nearby field. 

The extent of his injuries was not immediately known. The Xfinity truck driver was not injured. Police are still investigating, WJACTV.com reported.

Xfinity is a brand of Comcast Cable used to provide cable television, broadband Internet, and VOIP telephone services. Comcast Cable is the largest division of Comcast Corporation, the third largest commercial fleet in the U.S.

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