ADAIR, IA - A truck driver was injured yesterday afternoon in an accident on eastbound I-80 near Adair that involved three semi trucks.
This story updates our previous reporting.
According to KJAN, the accident took occurred near mile marker 73.5 sometime before 1 p.m., when a 2019 Freightliner rear-ended a 2007 Freightliner that had its hazard lights activated and was apparently traveling under the speed limit and taking up parts of both the right- and left-hand lanes. Prior to the collision, the driver of the 2019 Freightliner had entered the left lane in an attempt to pass the 2007 Freightliner, which caused a 2007 Kenworth to swerve off the roadway while trying to avoid the other truck. The Kenworth subsequently hit a high-tension cable barrier.
The driver of the 2019 Freightliner was injured in the crash. He was transported to a hospital in Des Moines by medical helicopter.
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