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Eight Injured in Harris County 18-Wheeler Crash


Eight people were injured Saturday after an 18-wheeler crashed into more than a dozen vehicles on the State Highway 249 feeder road in Harris County.

Details of the Harris County Trucking Accident

The Houston Chronicle reports that an 18-wheeler was exiting SH-249 and was merging onto the feeder road when it slammed into 13 vehicles, injuring at least eight people.

Police say the accident occurred across two lanes of the frontage road that two of the injured were transported to the hospital by Life Flight. Six other people were transported by ambulance.

The frontage road was closed from Northpointe to Spring Cypress as crews cleared the scene. The accident remains under investigation.

Texas Trucking Accident Statistics

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 438,000 trucking accidents in the U.S. in 2014.
  • These accidents resulted in 3,903 deaths and 111,000 injuries.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents:
    • 17 percent were occupants of large trucks
    • 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles
    • 10 percent were listed as nonoccupants, including bicyclists and pedestrians
  • Texas led the nation in trucking accident fatalities with 553 trucking-related deaths reported. California followed Texas with 300 recorded deaths.

Contact an Experienced Commercial Trucking Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have suffered a serious injury after being involved in an 18-wheeler accident, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. Our experienced commercial trucking injury attorneys are available to respond to semi-truck accidents at any hour, day or night. Our lawyers understand that the immediate acquisition of evidence is paramount to understanding how the accident occurred. We will take immediate action on your case.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Remember, your choice does matter. Contact us today for a free legal consultation. Attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

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