Semi-trucks haul cargo throughout Texas and all over the country. They are prevalent on most highways, and many are involved in roadway accidents. In an accident with a semi, the damage to other vehicles and injuries to others on the road can be catastrophic. A recent crash involving a semi and another vehicle left one dead and several others injured.
How the accident happened
The vehicles involved in the collision were traveling west on Interstate 20 in Gregg County. The semi-truck, which was hauling race cars, was traveling behind a Honda SUV which was hauling a trailer. Both vehicles were in the outside lane. Officials at the scene believe the semi failed to maintain a safe speed, which caused the truck to crash into the rear of the Honda’s trailer. The collision caused the Honda to roll into the center median of the highway.
Upon impact, the semi caught fire after going into the center median. The driver was killed in the collision. The two passengers of the semi, along with the driver of the Honda, were taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition. Further investigation may reveal more details of what caused the accident. No charges have been filed at this time.
An accident involving a semi-truck can lead to very serious injuries or even death. Those injured in such an accident may have the option to seek compensation if the evidence suggests that another driver was at fault. Texas accident victims, or their surviving relatives, can benefit from seeking legal counsel from an experienced personal injury attorney.