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.
An accident involving four tractor-trailers and two pickup trucks on the Texas State Highway 349, south of Midland and County Road 180, claimed the life of two people, the Midland Reporter-Telegram reported on October 3.
Police responded to the scene of the accident and found one of the tractor-trailers and one of the pickup trucks burning, Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter said. The Texas Department of Public Safety conducted an investigation into the multiple-vehicle wreck and had the area closed off for most of the day. The cause of the serious accident has not yet been released by authorities.
Traffic along the southbound and northbound lanes had to be rerouted to Farm to Market Road 1788 from FM 1787, then onward to FM 1213 to County Road 1160, and then finally south to FM 1379.
The attorneys at Williams Hart are deeply sorry this tragic accident occurred, and we extend our deep condolences to the friends and family suffering during this time.