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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.”

18-wheeler and SUV collision kills woman

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office reported that 75-year-old Denton resident Beverly Chambers lost her life in a two-vehicle collision. Chambers’ accident occurred at the intersection of U.S. Route 380 (University Drive) and Marshall Road in Denton around 7:50 a.m. on Thursday, September 15.

According to the Denton Police Department spokesman Shane Kizer, Chambers was driving a Ford SUV south on Marshall Road when an 18-wheeler collided with her vehicle’s driver side. Selwyn College Preparatory School secretary Gail Summers said the intersection of Marshall Road and U.S. Route 380 is near her school, and the speed limit in the area is 35 miles per hour from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. during school days and 45 mph for non-school days.

Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman Michelle Releford said that around the time of the accident, “initial indications are that all necessary measures were in place, including a changeable message sign notifying motorists of the traffic switch, new stop bar pavement markings, and new stop signs with orange flags.”

 

Tesla won’t be able to cry ‘Autopilot’ for its defense in recent crashes

This July, two drivers in self-driving cars from Tesla Motors, Inc. crashed into road barriers while using the autopilot vehicle released by the company. These accidents come after a Tesla Model S crashed into an 18-wheeler that was crossing a Florida highway. That accident occurred on May 7, 2016, after the semi-autonomous vehicle was unable to determine that there was a white trailer in its path.

The South-African born Canadian-American business magnate Elon Musk, who is the co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, said he anticipated the concerns regarding a self-driving vehicle and knew of the possibility of accidents. Musk claims he tells drivers that they should keep their hands on the wheel because it is not the liability of Tesla if cars on Autopilot crash.

However, lawyers who specialize in auto-defect cases, such as Tab Turner, said Tesla would not be able to successfully use its Autopilot defense as argument in court. Especially “if the technology is found to be defective,” Tesla may be liable for the accidents.

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I-10 truck-car collision kills two women

Two women lost their lives following the collision of a semi-truck and a car, which occurred on I-10 East and Sunland Park in El Paso, Texas on Monday, May 23.

According to preliminary investigations made by the El Paso Police Department, two women, who were not identified publicly, were riding along the highway when a semi-truck driven by 27-year-old Fresno, California resident Fateh Singh crashed into them. Police said Singh was unable to control the speed of his vehicle when traffic slowed down, which caused the accident. The eastbound lanes of I-10 were closed to public traffic to make way for police investigations and maintenance crews because the collision caused caused the car to go up in flames.

The attorneys at Williams Hart have represented the victims of several serious truck accidents and know how devastating these accidents are. Our thoughts and condolences are with the families and friends of the victims as they recover from their loss.

I-35 vehicular pileups cause serious delays

A series of vehicular accidents involving between eight and ten passenger vehicles, one semi-truck, and one chartered bus on Interstate 35 near Bruceville-Eddy, Texas on Sunday, January 3 resulted in delays in traffic and several injuries.

Around 71 people were involved in the accidents, with four of them having to be brought to the nearest hospital for treatment of unknown or undisclosed injuries. Assistant Chief Chuck Roper of the Lorena Fire Department told reporters that the Heart of Texas Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to the scene of the accident in order to assist officials with rendering aid to the wounded accident victims as well as those left stranded along the side of the road.

While details of the accident have not been determined at this point, it is believed that the chain-reaction of rear-end collisions was caused after one vehicle was unable to see a stopped car due to an incline in the road.

Our attorneys at Williams Hart may be able to help you in the wake of a truck accident in the state of Texas. We represent victims who suffered as a result of someone else’s negligent driving. To learn more, call (800) 220-9341 today.

Highway 281 car-semi crash kills four men

The Edinburg Police Department in Texas has reported that a two-vehicle crash that happened on southbound Highway 281 along the frontage road near Farm to Market Road 2812 at around 2:45 p.m. last Thursday, September 24 has resulted in the death of four individuals.

According to Edinburg Lieutenant Oscar Trevino, the accident involved a gray Ford Mustang GT and a white semi-truck trailer.

The Mustang, which contained the four men who perished in the accident, was headed south on the frontage road approaching Orange Street when it collided with the rear of a trailer which was attempting to make a right turn on Orange Street.

The trailer’s driver was taken to a nearby hospital to treat his non-life-threatening injuries. The four people in the other vehicle succumbed to the injuries that they sustained in the crash.

Victoria man killed in Goliad County truck accident

Officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety are still trying to find out how it came to be that 23-year-old Victoria, Texas resident Kenneth Tanner Moore lost control of his truck and crashed at around 11 a.m. on Friday, September 4 on State Highway 239 in Goliad County.

Department of Public Safety spokesman, Trooper Ruben San Miguel, said Moore had been traveling east along State Highway 239, around 1.25 miles east of Farm to Market Road 2442, when he somehow lost control of his white 2008 Ford F-250, causing him to veer onto the shoulder and hit the guardrail. Moore then tried to control the vehicle and made a series of over corrections, causing the car to flip two and a half times before it came to a final stop.

Moore was declared dead due to blunt force trauma at around 11:35 a.m. that same day by Goliad County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Susan Moore.

Alcohol, drugs may be a factor in crash that injured two sanitation workers

Open cans of Bud Light beer and a pipe used for smoking methamphetamine was found in 46-year-old Susan Michelle Skinner’s automobile after she crashed into a Longview city garbage truck, seriously injuring two sanitation workers, the Longview News-Journal reported on July 10.

The accident happened at 3 p.m. on June 30, when Dennis Montgomery, 33, and Darron Crane, 46, were both at the back of the vehicle after throwing trash inside. According the Longview police officer Jeremy Higginbotham, Skinner does not remember the accident, which may suggest that she fell asleep at the wheel.

Montgomery was pinned between the back of the truck and the car, necessitating the help of the Longview Fire Department to extricate him. Crane was thrown several feet away from the truck.

A fundraising account has been opened to provide financial help for the two victims and their families.

If you have been injured in a truck accident through no fault of your own, you could be eligible to pursue compensation from the parties responsible. Discuss your situation with the legal team at Williams Hart today by filling out the contact form at the top of this page.