18-Wheeler Smashed into Fire Truck
A tragic fatal accident occurred on a recent Sunday in Texas. Crews were brought in to remove wreckage of the tractor trailer that had burned at the scene. One life was lost in the truck accident and several other individuals were reported with serious injuries.
The crash occurred on Texas 183 when a tractor-trailer driver reportedly smashed into a fire truck. Three fire fighters were said to have suffered very serious injuries in the collision. A 55-year-old male who was driving the truck died at the scene of the accident. The cab of the big rig apparently caught on fire upon impact.
In addition to the crash involving the tractor trailer and the fire truck, a police squad car that had responded to the scene was allegedly struck by a passing vehicle, causing damage to the car but no injury to anyone. The driver of that car reportedly attempted to run away from the scene but was apprehended by officers a short distance away. He was placed under arrest on suspicion of drunk driving.
Semi-Truck Drivers can be Held Financially Responsible for Injuries Sustained in an Accident
When a Texas truck accident results in injury to a person or persons who were not responsible for the crash, they are able to pursue legal action against the party or parties deemed at fault. If the party believed responsible does not survive the accident, a claim may be filed against his or her estate. This is sometimes done when injured persons choose to seek compensation for damages so as to help alleviate the costs of their medical bills and other expenses related to the accident. While these fire fighters are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits as a result of the accident, they retain a separate right to pursue a personal injury claim against the estate of the deceased trucker and the trucking company,
Source: star-telegram.com, “Trucker killed, firefighters injured in Irving highway crash“, Domingo Ramirez Jr., July 26, 2015