Semi-Truck Collision Causes Injuries, Backups
Because semi-truck drivers have a significant amount of power and weight to control while operating their vehicles, it is important that they know how to handle their trucks. An 18 wheeler accident can occur suddenly if a driver fails to navigate a turn correctly or even fails to stop the truck in time. Such an accident can result in significant damage and severe injuries.
Two individuals were injured in a Texas accident that involved three 18 wheelers. It was reported that one of the trucks failed to stop in time to avoid a collision. The accident took place around 10 p.m. in a construction zone and caused miles of traffic to back up.
The cab of the second truck involved caught on fire as a result, and the 64-year-old driver of that truck suffered serious injuries. It was reported that he was considered to be in critical condition. Another driver was also injured in the accident, but the extent of those injures was not disclosed. It was not reported whether the third driver involved was injured. At this time, it is unknown whether the driver deemed at fault will face any charges or citations stemming from the collision.
A Texas 18-Wheeler Attorney can Help Win Financial Compensation
Because the driver of the second truck involved in the 18 wheeler accident suffered serious injuries, he could face an accumulation of medical bills as he hopes to recover from his critical state. Such bills can place a great burden on him and his family at a time when he should be focusing on his health. As a result, he may wish to pursue a personal injury claim against the driver deemed at fault, which could potentially allow him to receive monetary reparations to put toward medical and other resulting expenses, if his case is successful in Texas.
Source: kwkt.com, “18-wheeler collision causes traffic backups“, Adriana Mendez, May 8, 2014