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Travis County Truck Accident Leaves Woman Dead on Scene

Diamond Kelley1 month ago

A head-on collision with an 18-wheeler led to the untimely death of a Bastrop woman on April 17.

About the Travis County Head-On Collision

According to KXAN, the Travis County Medical Examiner identified the deceased Maria Work during the aftermath of a sudden crash. Maria Work, 49, from Bastrop, was driving a 2007 Pontiac G6 on Friday afternoon before getting into a head-on crash with an 18-wheeler vehicle.

The Texas Department of Public Safety determined that Work rode into oncoming traffic on State Highway 130 near Austin. Work was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation.

Trucking Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2017:

  • More than 11 million large trucks were registered in the United States
  • An estimated 433,000 police-reported traffic crashes occurred involving large trucks
  • 4,761 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks
  • Large trucks accounted for nine percent of all vehicles involved in fatal accidents
  • Of the fatalities that occurred in large truck crashes in 2017, 82 percent were occupants of other vehicles or non-occupants, such as pedestrians or bicyclists
  • About one out of every four fatal crashes involving a large truck occurs on an interstate highway
  • States with the most fatalities in traffic crashes involving large trucks:
    • Texas — 649
    • California — 361
    • Florida — 292
    • Georgia — 214
    • Pennsylvania — 167

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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.

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