Freight liner trucks used to transport heavy materials can have a difficult time making quick movements in the event they must move to attempt to avoid a crash. When a driver passes into the path of another large vehicle, the strong impact can cause a chain reaction on a crowded highway. A middle aged woman recently lost her life on a Texas highway when she and multiple other cars were involved in a crash with two trucks.
The evening accident took place when a large 18-wheeler traveling west on the highway swerved into a lane of the opposite flow of traffic. An oncoming semi truck headed eastbound attempted to veer his rig out of the way of the truck carrying heavy freight, but the driver was not able to avoid being hit. This caused the semi truck to collide with a westbound approaching sedan.
Reports indicate that an SUV was also involved in the tangled crash, though the driver did not suffer severe physical injury. The woman driving the sedan tragically passed away as a result of the serious impact. The driver of the 18-wheeler was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for his injuries.
The Texas highway was closed for many hours following the crash to allow for the removal of debris. When a large heavy truck rams into an oncoming semi, the impact of the vehicles can be detrimental to smaller surrounding motorists and passengers. A person that has lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another driver may wish to further investigate the accident and attempt to pursue restitution for the financial losses that inevitably follow these kinds of tragedies.
Source: CBS DFW, “Deadly Crash Closes Highway 114 In Denton County“, , Sept. 9, 2014