A GMC pickup being driven by an 18-year-old collided early Tuesday morning, March 14, 2017, with a tractor-trailer. The accident, which involved the cab of the truck becoming flattened as it skid under the trailer of the 18-wheeler, resulted in serious injuries to each of the GMC’s two teenage passengers.
The accident occurred nearest the 7500 block of Decker in the northeast section of Harris County. The driver of the late model GMC truck was moving straight along Decker when the tractor trailer was pulling out of a private business. It was then that the two vehicles collided, with the pickup ultimately becoming trapped under the big rig.
The driver of the pickup maintains that he didn’t see the tractor-trailer before coming in contact with it. A preliminary investigation into the accident by law enforcement points to the 18-year-old driver’s operation of his truck at a fast speed as being to blame for the accident.
Despite the cab of the truck having been completely flattened in the accident, the two teens survived the crash. Once firefighters were successful in using a jaws of life to release them from the vehicle, they were transported by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital. As of later that same morning, the two teens were listed as being in serious condition.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a crash with a tractor trailer, as the result of excessive speed or some other type of negligence of another, a Houston, Texas, truck accident attorney is your best option for getting the compensation you need to heal.
Source: ABC13.com, “2 teens injured as truck crashes under big rig in NE Harris Co.,” March 14, 2017