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One Dead in U.S. Route 290 Trucking Accident


One person was killed Sunday as a result of a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a passenger car.

Details of the Texas Trucking Accident

According to FOX 7 Austin, the fatal crash occurred on the eastbound service road for US 290 Sunday evening.

A male in his thirties was pronounced dead at the scene, and another male, also in his thirties, was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center. The extent and condition of the hospitalized individual was not immediately available.

The accident and the event leading up to the fatal collision remain under investigation.

Texas 18-Wheeler Crash 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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