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Tragic truck accident leads to 1 death and injures 3 others

On Behalf of | Dec 15, 2022 | Truck Accidents |

A man has lost his life in a tragic motor vehicle collision in Texas. In addition, three people have been injured in the crash, which involved a car and four big rigs. Sometimes these types of crashes occur due to driver negligence, such as failing to slow down in light of road conditions, which is grounds for litigation. 

How the accident happened 

The recent motor vehicle crash took place at around 5:15 p.m. along Interstate 20 on a recent Friday. According to police, westbound traffic along the interstate was moving slowly as a result of another crash that had occurred earlier. An 18-wheeler, a car and a second big rig had reportedly slowed down due to the traffic. However, police said a third semi-truck failed to slow down and ended up hitting the second one. 

Authorities reported that the second truck then struck the car. Finally, a fourth semi-truck allegedly struck some of the motor vehicles involved in the crash, and all of the automobiles besides the first truck caught fire. The third truck’s driver was pronounced deceased at the crash scene. Meanwhile, the 62-year-old driver of the second truck, the 39-year-old driver of the car and a 36-year-old passenger in the car were transported to the hospital for the treatment of their injuries. The first and fourth trucks’ drivers suffered no injuries in the wreck. 

Seeking help and support as a victim  

The surviving loved ones of the deceased second truck’s driver may opt to file a wrongful death claim, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained in the Texas crash. In addition, the two injured parties may choose to file personal injury claims. Although the third truck driver — who is believed to have caused the crash — passed away in the wreck, this driver’s estate may be sued. Likewise, the driver’s employer may be named in the lawsuits. Successfully litigated claims may lead to damage awards to cover burial costs, medical bills and other accident-related losses.