Semi-trucks can be found all along Texas highways carrying necessary cargo and making deliveries to locations around the state and beyond. These trucks are heavy, and they take up a lot of space on the roadway. When a semi is involved in a collision, the chance for injury is high due to the serious nature of such a crash. Sadly, a truck driver died recently after an accident on U.S Highway 75.
The crash happened on a weekday afternoon as a semi was traveling near an elevated part of the highway. The truck struck another vehicle on the highway and the impact caused the truck to fall onto the road below. Another car, which was sitting at a traffic light at an intersection near the crash caught the accident on a dashcam video. This footage may help investigators determine what caused the accident.
Once the semi traveled off the overpass, it burst into flames. The truck driver, a contract worker for the U.S. Postal Service, perished in the accident. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured and remained at the scene to speak with authorities about what happened.
Where to turn for help
Truck drivers spend many hours on the road each week, increasing their chances of being involved in a serious accident. An accident involving such a large vehicle may be more likely to injure or kill those involved. Accident survivors, or their family members, have the right to seek compensation if driver negligence caused the accident. Texas residents can learn more about pursuing a civil lawsuit by consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney.