18-Wheeler Cattle Truck Takes Life in Fort Worth
A portion of Texas Interstate 37 became the scene of a recent tragedy. Three vehicles were reportedly involved in the accident. The truck collision unfortunately resulted in the loss of one life.
According to troopers who responded to the tragic crash, a driver behind the wheel of a cattle truck was traveling north at excessive speeds. Reports indicate that the truck struck a big rig, which then lost control and slammed into an RV. The impact apparently sent the RV reeling off the highway, causing it to flip over. The cattle truck was also said to have turned over with some of its cargo spilling onto the road.
Sadly, a 50-year-old woman from Fort Worth, who was traveling in the RV, died in the crash. Two others were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. It has been reported that the cattle truck driver will be issued a citation for failing to maintain proper speed. Unfortunately, not all of the cattle survived the incident.
Semi-Truck Accident Victims can Seek Legal Compensation from 18-Wheeler Drivers
When a truck collision results in the death of an innocent victim, his or her immediate family members can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of their deceased loved one when the accident was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another motorist. Texas law allows family members to seek compensation for damages that include emotional pain and suffering, lost wages, medical treatment rendered before death and funeral expenses. Knowing that this option exists might be of comfort to those who are grieving the sudden loss of their family member.
Source: kztv10.com, “Fatal accident near Mathis, highway shut down for hours“, May 19, 2015