Fiery Truck Accident Kills One
Head-on collisions are known for typically resulting in serious injuries. When such a collision is an 18 wheeler accident, the situation can be even more devastating. Fatalities can easily occur when such a large vehicle collides with another vehicle, and other resulting damage can appear catastrophic.
Such an unfortunate accident took place in Texas and involved an 18 wheeler and two pickup trucks. According to reports, the driver of the tractor trailer jack knifed his vehicle after another driver pulled out in front of him. As a result, the 18 wheeler then struck two pickup trucks, one head-on. The pickup hit head-on then caught fire.
The passenger in that truck was suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was transported to an area hospital and considered to be in serious condition. The driver of the other pickup involved was also injured and taken to a hospital for treatment. Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident, though at this time they are considering the slick roadway as contributing factor.
A Texas Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer can Help Win Financial Compensation
It was not reported whether any charges have been filed in relation to the fatal 18 wheeler accident at this time. The family of the victim who lost his life is undoubtedly grief stricken by the turn of events. As the investigation continues and until a driver has been deemed at fault, the family may wish to explore their legal options concerning wrongful death claims in Texas. They could potentially be entitled to compensation for the financial struggles they may face resulting from the accident, such as funeral costs or other permissible damages.
Source: yourstephenvilletx.com, Fiery head-on collision kills one, Sara Vanden Berge, Nov. 4, 2013