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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.

Two-truck collision in Paige kills one

A collision between a semi-truck and a box truck that occurred along U.S. Highway 290 in Paige, Texas resulted in the death of one individual. The accident happened last Monday, November 28 at approximately 5:19 a.m.

According to preliminary investigations, a Ryder freight-liner that was hauling seafood was heading west on U.S. Highway 290 when it collided with a Peterbilt towing truck that was hauling lime. The former was operated by Pascual Rueda-Orozco, and the latter was operated by a 63-year-old man. Rueda-Orozco was declared dead at the scene of the accident while the Peterbilt driver was transported to a hospital via STARFlight helicopter.

Sergeant Robbie Barrera with the Department of Public Safety Texas Highway Patrol said drivers should be extra careful when it comes to driving early in the morning. He noted “when you’re driving out here, make sure you limit your distraction, especially early in the morning. I believe this crash happened at 5 a.m. It’s still a little dark outside. Don’t be on your cell phone, make sure you’re paying attention to your driving, and don’t be eating or reaching for anything.”

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.

Our attorneys at Williams Hart provide legal services to individuals who were hurt in accidents involving large commercial trucks in the state of Texas. Get in touch with us by filling out this contact information sheet to discuss your legal options.

Texas 6 experienced heavy traffic due to truck accident cleanup

Traffic was especially slow on July 6 for several miles along Texas State Highway 6 – running from north Bryan to south College Station – because maintenance crews were busy cleaning up the site of a truck accident, according to a report by the Eagle.

Most of the next day had gone by before maintenance crews were able to make temporary repairs to the William Bryan Joel overpass or the Farm to Market Road 158, which were damaged in an accident that involved a flatbed trailer hauling two 10-ton spools of wire gauge. The truck crashed into the bridge on Sunday night, July 5.

The truck accident caused a 60-year-old woman to be hospitalized for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries after a spool struck her Grand Jeep Cherokee, the vehicle she was a passenger in during the incident.

One southbound lane and the westbound lanes of FM 158 remained closed to traffic while crews with the Texas Department of Transportation checked the bridge’s condition.

A truck accident more than other traffic accidents can cause serious injuries and damage. If you have been injured in a truck accident and believe the truck company or truck driver was at fault, the attorneys at Williams Hart may help you pursue financial compensation for your losses. Fill out the contact form on this page or call 800-220-9341 today to learn more.

Trucking company liable for equipment spill

A truck accident occurred in the northbound lane of U.S. Route 59, which some say is another instance of an increasing pattern of heavy haul trucking accidents in the area, The Houston Chronicle reported on November 25.

A wind turbine mast fell off a trailer that was traveling northbound near Loop 610 north of downtown Houston, causing that entire side of the highway to shut down for six hours on Monday. One person was sent to the hospital as a result of the wreck. Additionally, cleaning up the heavy load from the trailer will significantly cost the trucking company involved. A heavy duty wrecker was used to get the huge mast, which will likely be for a wind mill, out of the roadway.

Earlier this November, a truck hauling a backhoe struck the side of a railroad bridge, resulting in considerable damage and causing the closure of Interstate 10.

If you have been hurt in an accident caused by a truck driver, especially if hazardous material or heavy equipment was involved, fill out the contact information sheet on this page. A knowledgeable representative can help you determine whether you are eligible to seek financial compensation from those responsible.

Texas A&M professor survives cement truck accident

On Tuesday, April 8 Dr. Guan Zhu, a professor at Texas A&M University, was driving on Wellborn Road around 2:30 p.m. when his vehicle was struck by a cement truck that ran a red light.

The truck reportedly fell onto its side and crashed straight into Zhu’s vehicle. Fortunately, neither Zhu nor the truck driver sustained major injuries due to the impact.

The unidentified driver of the truck was given a ticket for his traffic violation. Road crews closed the highway for a couple of hours to clean up the cement that spilled during the accident.

An accident caused by a large commercial truck can cause substantial damage to victims and property. If you have been injured in a truck accident because of someone else’s negligence, you should not be responsible for covering costs related to your injuries. Fill out the contact form at the top of this page for help in Texas.