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Two dead, three critically injured in San Antonio dump truck-pickup collision

A dump truck and pickup collision that occurred at the intersection of U.S. Route 281 and Farm to Market Road 1937 in San Antonio, Texas resulted in the death of two people. Three others sustained injuries in the accident, which happened on Friday, September 30 around 4:30 p.m.

According to San Antonio Police Department Sergeant Trey Roussel, the two vehicles hit each other head-on, killing the driver of the pickup and his 12-year-old passenger. Meanwhile, three other people who were also passengers in the pickup truck sustained critical injuries. One of them, a two-year-old child, suffered from a compound leg fracture.

Police investigators said the dump truck driver allegedly tried to slow down and swerved as far to the right as possible to avoid traffic, but the driver collided with the pickup with enough force to send the truck into a ditch. The Bexar County driver was carrying a heavy load at the time of the accident. He was taken to the hospital to receive treatment for his minor leg injury.

UPS truck driver dies in Walker County two-vehicle collision

A two-vehicle collision happened near Farm to Market Road 1696 along Interstate 45 at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14. The site of the accident is located north of Huntsville in Walker County. According to an article by KBTX, the collision resulted in the death of a truck driver working for UPS delivering packages.

According to preliminary investigations made by the Huntsville Police Department, a semi-truck for UPS collided with an 18-wheeler truck that was hauling vehicles. Both vehicles were traveling along the highway when the accident occurred. In a related development, a vehicle slammed into the back of the Huntsville Police Department squad car as police investigators conducted a probe into the initial collision. The occupant of the vehicle sustained minor injuries during the incident.

The attorneys at Williams Hart see tragic deaths as the result of trucking accidents far too often. Our thoughts and condolences are with the victims of this accident as they move forward.

Family of man killed in collision on icy Texas road wins $37.9M

The family of 42-year-old Fredericksburg resident Manuel Galindo was awarded $37.9 million by a Dallas County jury on Tuesday, July 19. Galindo was killed in a two-vehicle accident along State Highway 29 near Burnet at around 6 a.m. on Feb. 28, 2015.

Court records showed that DeSoto resident David Shoots was driving an 18-wheeler owned and operated by auto parts retailer O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. Shoots lost control of his vehicle, causing it to crash into the guard rail and come to a stop. The truck was positioned such that the trailer was obstructing all lanes of the road. Galindo ran into the truck in his Chevy Astro minivan after he was unable to stop and avoid the semi.

Stuart White, the legal counsel for Galindo’s family, said Shoots was using his cellphone while he was driving, which caused the accident. His truck also did not have reflective cones in front, which would have made it visible to other motorists.

Injuries incurred in truck accidents are often far more severe than injuries sustained in other types of accidents, mainly due to the size of the vehicle involved. If your loved one was critically injured or killed in a large commercial truck accident in Texas, get in touch with our attorneys at Williams Hart by calling our offices today at (800) 220-9341.

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.

El Paso police officer charged with DWI near Jarrell

Local authorities report that Police Officer Alan Dieguez of the El Paso Police Department was charged with driving while intoxicated following a fatal four-vehicle accident along Interstate Highway 35 near Jarell, Texas. The accident occurred around 2:15 a.m. last Tuesday, June 21.

According to preliminary investigations, Dieguez was driving over 100 miles per hour along the highway when he crashed into the back of a semi-trailer. Dieguez’s vehicle went into a ditch as a result of the crash and the truck driver stopped to check on him. Two other tractor-trailers were involved in the accident, one of which struck the driver of the first truck. The truck driver died as a result of the incident. Dieguez was detained at the Williamson County Jail for driving while intoxicated and unlawfully carrying a weapon charges. He was released on bond later that day.

The attorneys at Williams Hart are deeply saddened to hear of this accident. Our sincerest thoughts go out to the family of the victim as they mourn the loss of a loved one.

Houston Metro bus-pickup truck colision injures several

A Metro bus-pickup truck collision that occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1 near the intersection of Runnels and Chartres at the entrance ramp to I-10 East resulted in several serious injuries.

According to preliminary investigations, a Metro bus and a pickup truck collided, causing the bus to crash into a steel beam supporting a street sign. Local authorities said that as many as 32 individuals sustained injuries during the incident, with 28 of them needing hospitalization for their non-life-threatening injuries. No fatalities have been reported, but the Metro bus driver was reported to have critical injuries. An eyewitness of the crash, Alfredo Soto, who was working at a nearby Shell gas station when the incident occurred, said, “People started jumping out of the windows. I called 911 immediately.”

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Garbage truck-pickup truck collision hurts two

A pickup truck collided with a garbage truck around 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20 on FM 2802 near Highway 62 in Orange County. Both drivers were injured and the road was closed to public traffic for nearly an hour.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis, the 2007 Mack garbage truck, which is owned by Sugarland-based Sprint Waste Services, was headed west on FM 2802, when the driver slowed down to make a left turn. The garbage truck was then struck from behind by a 1999 Ford F-250 pickup truck driven by twenty-three-year-old Silsbee resident Alexander Burnett.

Burnett was taken to St. Elizabeth hospital for the immediate treatment of his head and neck injuries. The garbage truck driver, 44-year-old Beaumont resident Robert LaFleur, was also brought to a nearby hospital so medical personnel can attend to his minor wounds.

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Midland County Truck Accident Leaves One Dead

A collision between two trucks at the intersection of FM 1787 and FM 1492 has resulted in the death of one individual, Justen Vogel, 39. The collision occurred when Vogel, who was driving his pickup truck eastbound on 1787, was struck by an eighteen-wheeler driven by John McGraw. According to Sean Baxter, spokesperson for the DPS, McGraw likely failed to yield the right of way to Vogel, though this has yet to be fully confirmed by officers investigating the case.

Investigators have yet to issue a citation for the accident, but if it becomes clear that McGraw either failed to yield right of way or did not use his turn signal, a citation likely will be made. McGraw did not sustain any injuries in the accident.