The Texas Department of Public Safety has conducted a preliminary investigation into an accident that occurred on a recent Sunday. The fatal collision involved a tractor-trailer and an automobile. Sadly, the truck accident resulted in the deaths of three people.
A recent article discussed an apparent disconnect between highway speed limits and vehicle safety standards. Many roads, including some in Texas, have newer speed limits that are said to be higher than the tires on some vehicles, especially tractor-trailer trucks, are designed to withstand. Safety advocates have stated that when a vehicle travels at a speed higher than its tires are designed to handle, it can become a recipe for catastrophe.
Texas Department of Public Safety officials reported that lanes headed in both directions were closed to traffic after a tragic accident occurred on Interstate 35. One person died in the accident and three others suffered injuries. The tractor trailer accident happened at approximately 11:30 a.m. on a recent Thursday.
A response crew worked for nine hours removing glue and wreckage from a recent Texas accident scene. Involved in the collision was a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer. The highway was shut down in all directions while crews worked in the aftermath of the crash.
One never knows what one will see while navigating the nation's highways during a usual daily commute to work. Recently, one man on his way to work in Texas witnessed a fatal truck accident which, he stated, made him want to return home to hug his children and his wife rather than show up for work that day. Highway 79 was closed due to the recent fiery collision.
Suffering serious burns or damages in a truck accident cannot only cause respiratory complications but can also require lengthy and expensive medical care to recover from the painful experience. When a driver suffers burn trauma as a result of an accident potentially caused by another person, they may feel a mixture of anger and confusion. A recent afternoon truck accident in Texas resulted in the death of one man and serious injury to another.
Operating a semi or an 18-wheeler can require training and heightened alertness when sharing the highway with other large trucks and smaller vehicles. When a driver is not equipped or able to come to a quick stop or maneuver their rig properly, a catastrophic accident may result. A Texas Interstate was recently closed after a devastating semi crash claimed the lives of two people involved.
Loading a vehicle with a lot of stuff for a long haul is something that takes a certain level of attention and skill. Truck drivers know there can be risks of serious accidents if materials they're hauling are loaded on the trailer just so and properly secured.
A Texas truck driver was recently convicted of involuntary manslaughter after a fatal accident on the interstate. The driver, who worked for T-Energy at the time of the crash, pleaded guilty to the felony charge and was sentenced to one year in prison, followed by three years of supervised probation and $1,000 in fines.
Roads can be a dangerous place for both drivers and pedestrians. Texas families who have lost a loved one in a road fatality are already aware of this danger. Trucks on the roads can be particularly dangerous due to their large size and their inability to come to an immediate stop. Furthermore, truck drivers can also be more prone to truck accidents due to the pressure to make timely deliveries.