A portion of the I-10 was closed down for a period of time for the investigation of a fatal accident in the inbound lanes of I-10 near Normandy. The accident occurred when a vehicle stalled on the freeway. The driver exited the vehicle and was walking along the highway when he was struck by a pickup truck. Then, a semi-truck traveling in the same direction was unable to stop and crashed into the scene, landing on its side. The driver/pedestrian died at the scene.
What to do if Your Vehicle Breaks Down
If your vehicle stalls on the road, get over to the right shoulder and put on your emergency flashers. Do not attempt to push your vehicle and do not exit your vehicle until you are safely parked. Make sure your wheels are pointed toward the shoulder. If you leave your vehicle, walk far away from the highway or up the embankment. Call the police or request emergency assistance from AAA or another entity.
In the case mentioned above, the driver exited the vehicle and walked along the highway during the early morning hours, when visibility was low. These factors likely contributed to the fatal truck crash.
Truck accidents are among the most deadly in the country. Large commercial semi-trucks may weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when they have a full load. This makes it extremely difficult for truck drivers to stop their vehicles suddenly. The truck mentioned above tried to stop but instead, flipped onto its side and slid. Inattentiveness and fatigue are two of the most common factors in semi-truck accidents. Truck drivers need to remain aware of traffic and road conditions so they can take the steps necessary to stop or avoid an accident.
Following a major truck accident, the Texas Highway Patrol and possibly the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates the cause of the crash. There may be several factors that contribute to a crash. If you were involved in a truck accident, you may suffer serious injuries. Your first concern should be getting the medical care you need to get on the path toward recovery. Once you have done so, contact an experienced Houston truck accident attorney. Your lawyer will evaluate the accident and gather information to determine the best way to move forward. We have been helping injured Texans for over three decades after a serious injury or wrongful death accident with a big rig.
Truck accidents are more complex than other accidents and therefore they can be much more difficult to resolve. You want to make sure that you have one of the best truck accident lawyers on your side to protect your interests and get the best possible resolution. You may be owed money for your injuries and other damages including pain and suffering and lost wages. The negligent party should be held responsible for your damages. We have the experience and expertise to handle all types of truck accident claims. We have obtained millions of dollars for our clients.
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