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Fire truck blocks highway and causes traffic pileup

Traffic came to a complete stop for approximately four hours along the Southwest Freeway at Gessner Road in Houston on Sunday, January 8 starting at 3 a.m. after a fire truck blocked the lanes due to an accident.

More than a dozen motorists were left stranded on the roadway for hours overnight. According to preliminary investigations, a fire truck was blocking the highway when a car in oncoming traffic collided with it. Since the accident consisted of a government vehicle, police officers were required to do a thorough investigation of the matter. They shut down the highway for hours in order to investigate it. “It’s very frustrating, just sitting out here,” said driver Jahlisa Wallace.

If you sustained an injury that caused you significant harm during a truck accident in Texas, it is possible to recover financial compensation with the help of our attorneys from Williams Hart. Call our offices today at (800) 220-9341 to discuss your legal options.

Trucker charged with South Texas vehicular accident that killed four

Trucker and Weslaco, Texas resident Antonio Quintero was charged with four counts of criminally negligent homicide for causing a two-vehicle collision on Christmas Eve along Texas Farm-To-Market Road 186.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety Lieutenant Johnny Hernandez, Quintero was moving his tractor-trailer along the highway when he lost control of the vehicle, causing a collision with a pickup truck that was operated by 34-year-old Lasara resident Luis Cantu. The occupants of the pickup truck – 37-year-old Elizabeth Murad, 14-year-old Delroy Cantu, and eight-year-old Luis Cantu, Jr. – all died in the wreck along with Luis Cantu Sr.

Quintero is currently detained at a jail in Willacy County. Supposedly, Quintero was travelling at an unsafe speed when the accident occurred as he failed to navigate a curve.

Big rig truck accident spilled hazmat along Highway 225

A big rig truck accident that resulted in a hazardous materials spillage happened in the eastbound frontage roadway of Beltway 8 on Thursday, December 1, causing the Highway 225 frontage road in Pasadena, in the Houston metropolitan area in Texas, to become temporarily closed to public traffic.

According to preliminary investigations made by the Pasadena Fire Department, the 18-wheeler truck had 4,300 gallons of hydrochloric acid inside it when it flipped over, spilling around 100 gallons of the contents.

Houston TranStar said they are yet to be privy to reports of injuries caused by the incident.

If you had been hurt in an accident involving large commercial trucks in the state of Texas, do not hesitate to seek the legal assistance of our attorneys at Williams Hart by filling out this contact information sheet.

Tire blowout results in Robertson County fatal collision

The Texas Department of Public Safety reported a two-vehicle collision along Highway 6 at Sadberry Road in Robertson County resulted in the death of one individual. The accident occurred at approximately 1 p.m. last Friday, October 28

According to preliminary investigations, a 2005 Ford pickup truck that was towing a horse trailer was traveling north along Highway 6 when its right rear tire blew up, causing its driver to lose control. The Ford went into the southbound lanes of Highway 6 where it rolled onto the passenger side. The trailer that was hauling two horses also rolled over. A separate 2014 GMC pickup truck was headed south along the same highway hit the cab of the Ford, then veered off the southbound side of Highway 6.

The driver of the truck, who was hauling the two horses, was declared dead at the scene of the accident.

Johnston County crashes kill three

Three individuals lost their lives in three vehicular crashes, and the ensuing fire caused the evacuation of homes and businesses within a mile of I-95 in Smithfield. The incidents occurred on Wednesday, October 19, the North Carolina Highway Patrol reported on Thursday, October 20.

The first accident happened around 12 p.m. when Tacoma, Washington resident Nenard Sekulic veered from the road near Four Oaks and into a line of trees as he was driving his tractor-trailer. He was trapped inside his vehicle for hours and had to be airlifted to WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh. Charges are expected to be filed against him.

An hour later, a recreational vehicle crashed into a tractor-trailer that was hauling dry chemicals. The impact caused a fire to break out, which released a toxic column of smoke. One person died in the accident.

Finally, a collision between another RV and tractor-trailer at approximately 2:25 p.m. caused the death of two individuals within the RV.

Big-rig accident kills man and injures two children

A father, a five-year-old boy, and a toddler were on I-45 south in a big-rig moving truck last Friday, October 14 when the father lost control of his vehicle. At around 1:15 a.m., their vehicle hit a metal guardrail and a concrete post near Aldine Bender Road in Houston, Texas, the Houston Police Department reported.

According to preliminary investigations, the impact caused the truck to flip over and erupt into flames. The father died at the scene of the accident while the five-year-old boy was able to pull his baby brother out of the vehicle and into safety, HPD Sergeant James Roque said.

Dhaval Shah, a University of Houston business student who was resting at his family’s hotel near the scene of the accident, said he was awakened by the sound of explosion at around 1:15 a.m. He noted, “I looked out the window, and I just saw fire, so I just ran out the door. I was trembling – my legs and my whole body was shaking.”

Takata parts that caused accidents were shipped properly – NTSB

A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board said last Wednesday, August 31 that the Takata air bag parts, which figured in an explosion on Monday, August 22, were shipped properly. The blast near Quemado, Texas resulted in the death of one woman and injured three more people.

Preliminary checks have been made by the NTSB’s hazardous material team along with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on the Japanese automotive parts company. In a statement, the NTSB said: “Initial indicators are that the materials were packaged properly. If the review of documents and other information shows cause to investigate, the NTSB will do so.” The investigation was called for by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Ed Markey (D-MA), who are both members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

The Texas truck accident lawyers at Williams Hart represent people who sustain injuries during truck accidents in the state of Texas. If you were hurt because of a defective product that caused your crash, seek our legal services by filling out this contact information sheet.

Takata inflators allegedly caused truck explosion in Quemado

Japanese automotive parts company Takata is in for more trouble. On Monday, August 29, the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators exploded on Monday, August 22 in Quemado, Texas. The town is located about 140 miles from San Antonio in Texas, and the explosion resulted in the death of one woman and injured four other individuals.

The victim was identified as Lucila Robles by The News Gram of Eagle Pass, which further reported that the debris caused by the explosion reached up to two miles from where the truck crashed. At least 11 individuals have lost their lives all over the world due to Takata’s exploding inflators. Most of the accidents occurred in the United States and Malaysia, and three cases still remain under investigation. Most of the faulty inflators charged with several deaths were manufactured at the Takata factory in Santiago de la Monclova in Mexico.

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Truck accident kills one

One man lost his life after a truck accident on Thursday, July 21, an article of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The accident occurred around 11:30 a.m. in the southbound lane of I-35W near Sycamore School Road in Fort Worth, Texas.

Fort Worth Police Department spokesman Daniel Segura said a tow truck was traveling along the highway when the tow truck driver lost control of the vehicle. The truck crashed into a concrete barrier, closing access to the freeway for hours. Another occupant of the tow truck sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to a Twitter post by MedStar. It remains unclear whether the driver of the truck or the passenger was killed.

The thoughts and condolences of the attorneys at Williams Hart are with the family and friends of the victim in this accident. We see the damage done on the roads every day and we know how hard it is for families to recover from these accidents.

One fatality and one injury when truck crashed into bridge

One person sustained injuries and another was killed on Thursday, July 7 after a truck crashed into an Old Highway 90 bridge that caused debris to fall down on the vehicle they were onboard of along U.S. Route 36 in Sealy in Austin County, Texas.

The truck involved in the accident was owned by Buda in Hays County-based Texas Disposal Systems and was driven by 72-year-old Carl Weige. The company’s trucks have been reported to have caused 15 accidents since mid-2014. According to Sealy Police Chief Chris Noble, Weige ignored a warning system that tells truck drivers of the height of the bridge to allow for them to adjust their driving accordingly.

For her part, Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman Veronica Beyer said that the bridge no longer has structural integrity, noting, “This particular structure was [functionally obsolete] due tot he fact that the lanes weren’t wide enough for the amount of traffic.”

The attorneys at Williams Hart are standing by to help you or your family in situations as tragic as these. Their thoughts go out to the family and friends of the victims.