Two Killed in Texas Semi-Truck Accident
Tractor trailers are known for their considerable size and for sometimes causing anxiety for other drivers on the roadways. If a tractor-trailer is involved in a truck accident, significant damage could result due to the sheer size of the vehicles, and if speed is also considered a factor, the outcomes could be even more catastrophic. Unfortunately, too many cases involving tractor-trailer crashes result in fatalities.
A similar situation took place in Texas and resulted in two individuals losing their lives. Reports state that a van carrying three occupants had stopped in the roadway in order to make a left turn. As they were stopped, the back of their vehicle was hit by a tractor-trailer.
The speed limit on that particular roadway was listed as being 60 mph. Authorities believe that failure to control speed on the part of the truck driver contributed to the accident. As a result, two of the women in the van suffered fatal injuries and were declared dead on site. The driver of the van reportedly suffered serious injuries as well and was transported to an area hospital. It was not mentioned whether any charges had been filed in connection with the crash.
A 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer can Help Win Financial Compensation
Because the truck accident resulted in two fatalities and other serious injuries, the parties considered responsible could face serious charges. While authorities may deem it possible to file charges, the family members of the victims may also wish to file their own claims. Wrongful death claims on behalf of the decedents could potentially allow the families to seek compensation for their losses and other damages as seen fit by Texas law.
Source: joshuastar.net, “Two killed in FM 917 accident”, Amber Washington, June 17, 2014