Accidents that involve semi-trucks can be devastating, especially when a smaller vehicle or pedestrian is involved, due to the sheer size of an 18-wheeler. One tragic accident occurred recently on a highway in north east Texas.
A semi-truck driver ran from his vehicle after a truck fire started for unknown reasons. As he escaped from the truck, an oncoming 18-wheeler hit him, resulting in his death, NBC6 reported on December 2.
According to reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at 6:40 a.m. along the westbound lanes of Interstate 20 in Harrison County, Texas. The highway was temporarily reduced to one lane in the aftermath.
The victim, whose name was not released by authorities, had been hauling furniture.
The attorneys with Williams Hart are deeply sorry this incident occurred and extend their sincere condolences to the friends and family suffering during this difficult time.
A young boy was hit by a truck and killed on the evening of May 22 around the 900 block of South Main Street, Amarillo Globe-News reported.
The boy, resident of Perryton, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was crossing Main Street when a 1-ton pickup truck with a 30-foot gooseneck trailer carrying oil field equipment hit him. According to Perryton Police Chief Tony Hill, there were other children crossing the road at the same time. So far, Hill said, the incident seems to be a tragic accident. However, the Texas Department of Public Safety will construct a recreation of the event and conduct a thorough investigation in order to fully understand what occurred.
The lawyers at Williams Hart send their deepest condolences to the friends and family suffering from this great loss.