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Worker Killed After 18-Wheeler Strikes Lift

Wednesday, at around 5:00 am, an Indiana construction worker was killed after being struck by an 18-wheeler on Interstate 77 in South Carolina.

Details of the Fatal South Carolina Accident

According to WSOC TV, the worker was on a lift was on roadway as part of a project on a bridge at exit 27 near Blythewood when it was hit. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says 40-year-old Nathaniel Deaton, of Martinsburg, Indiana, died at the scene.

Jones stated that a special team has been investigating the accident to determine if the construction zone was properly marked and if any charges will be issued to the tractor-trailers driver.

The crashed closed the southbound lanes of I-77 about 20 miles north of Columbia for several hours.

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.

Fort Worth Man Struck and Killed By 18-Wheeler

Early Saturday morning, a man died in the Texas Panhandle when he ran a stop sign and was struck by an 18-wheeler.

About the Fatal Texas Trucking Accident

Peter Hilton, who was 39, was driving north on Farm Road 2203 in Dumas, about 50 miles north of Amarillo, at around 5:00 am when he drove past the stop sign and was struck by a Peterbilt semi traveling southwest on FM 119.

The Texas Department of Public Safety stated that Hilton was pronounced dead at the scene. The Department of Public Safety also stated that the driver of the 18-Wheeler Salvador Granados-Villanueva, 40 was not injured.

Both of the men had been wearing seatbelts, and no other vehicles had been involved in the crash, which is still under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

National Traffic Accidents Statistics

According National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data, 3,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6 percent from calendar year 2015.

The number of vehicle miles traveled on U.S. roads in 2016 increased by 2.2 percent, and resulted in a fatality rate of 1.18 deaths per 100 million VMT – a 2.6-percent increase from the previous year.

The 2016 national data also shows that:

  • Distraction-related deaths (3,450 fatalities) decreased by 2.2 percent.
  • Drowsy-driving deaths (803 fatalities) decreased by 3.5 percent.
  • Drunk-driving deaths (10,497 fatalities) increased by 1.7 per­cent.
  • Speeding-related deaths (10,111 fatalities) increased by 4.0 percent.
  • Unbelted deaths (10,428 fatalities) increased by 4.6 percent.
  • Motorcyclist deaths (5,286 fatalities – the largest number of motorcyclist fatalities since 2008) increased by 5.1 percent.
  • Pedestrian deaths (5,987 fatalities – the highest number since 1990) increased by 9.0 percent.
  • Bicyclist deaths (840 fatalities – the highest number since 1991) increased by 1.3 percent.

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.

1 Dead, 1 Injured in East Texas Crash

One man is dead and another is injured after following a fiery trucking accident in Panola County.

Details of the Fatal East Texas Trucking Accident

According to reports, the fatal crash occurred around 3:00 am Wednesday on Texas 149 between Beckville and Tatum, Texas.

A preliminary investigation suggests the driver of a tractor-trailer was traveling northbound on the highway when a southbound pickup crossed over the center line and collided with the semi head-on.

The impact cause the pickup to leave the roadway and catch fire. The driver, 34-year-old Kedrick Tramaine Parker, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the pickup was taken to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

The crash 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.

1 Dead, Several Injured in Georgia Trucking Accident

One person is dead and five others are injured following a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 285 in Georgia.

Details of the Georgia 18-Wheeler Accident

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the crash occurred Tuesday when five tractor-trailers and one car collided on Interstate 285 at Camp Creek Parkway.

Preliminary reports suggest one of the tractor-trailers was traveling northbound when it collided with three other big rigs before rear-ending a car. The car was then forced underneath another tractor-trailer.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. Five other people were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital with injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

National Traffic Accident Statistics

According to the latest available data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 35,485 people were killed in auto accidents in the United States in 2016, marking a 5.6-percent increase from 2015.
  • Of those killed in auto accidents in 2016:
    • 22,639 were occupants of passenger vehicles
    • 5,495 were pedestrians
    • 5,029 were motorcyclists
    • 829 were pedalcyclists
    • 665 were occupants of large trucks
    • 235 were listed as other or unknown
  • Injury estimates for the year have not yet been made available.

Contact an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

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.

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.

Semi Driver Allegedly Overmedicated Prior to School Bus Crash

A semi driver is alleged to have taken twice the amount prescribed dosage of an anti-anxiety medication before crashing into a school bus in Columbia County.

Details of the Columbia County Trucking Accident

According to the Journal Sentinel, 42-year-old Wayne Edward Murphy of Indianapolis is charged with five counts of injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle and five counts of second-degree reckless injury for a May 23 crash that left 20 people injured, four seriously.

The HOPE Christian School bus was traveling through Columbia County from Milwaukee when it experienced mechanical problems. It parked on the shoulder of I-39 near DeForest where it was rear-ended by Murphy’s 18-wheeler.

A criminal complaint states that Murphy told deputies that he took one-and-a-half Sertraline pills about two-and-a-half hours prior to the collision. The label on the pill bottle instruction consumption of no more than one pill a day.

Deputies after found a bottle of Alprazolam (Xanax) and determined he had taken 69 pills in under nine days – about twice the prescribed dosage.

National 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.

Dump Truck Driver Skipped Inspection Before Runaway Accident

Authorities say that a dump truck driver skipped inspection prior to a fiery crash that paralyzed one woman and injured six others in Santa Rosa in February.

Investigation Report Details Timeline Leading Up to Gruesome Accident

According to the Press Democrat, Francisco Alberto Rodriguez, 45, skipped a routine inspection of his truck before setting out on February 5 to haul burned debris from home sites to the dump.

At about 9:25 am, Rodriguez’s four-axle 2009 Kenworth company truck experienced break failure on Fountaingrove Parkway near Mendocino Avenue and barreled through a red light before slamming into multiple vehicles and catching on fire.

By the end of the wreck, the resulting fire had incinerated the dump truck, three vans, and two pickups. Seven people were injured, including three critically.

After a four month investigation, investigators determined that three of the truck’s brakes had failed and that the vehicle was overweight. Their findings contradicted those by the company that subcontracted Rodriguez’s employer.

Additionally, the investigators determined that the truck was overdue for service.

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.

El Paso Woman Killed in North Texas 18-Wheeler Crash

An El Paso woman was killed Wednesday when she was involved in a fiery crash with a semi.

Details of the Texas Semi Accident

According to KFOX-TV, Martha Harrison died at the scene of an 18-wheeler accident near Amarillo, Texas.

An early investigation suggests Harrison had stopped on a Gray County Highway after hitting a dear. Her vehicle was then rear-ended by a tractor-trailer.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured in the collision.

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.

Two Children Killed in Grimes County Trucking Accident

Two children are dead and a third has been hospitalized as a result of an 18-wheeler accident on Highway 90 in Grimes County.

Details of the Fatal Trucking Accident

According to KBTX, the crash occurred just before 7 am Wednesday, about mile south of Bedias.

A preliminary investigation suggests Montiqua Mosley was attempting to make a turn from Highway 90 onto a private driver when her 2007 Mazda sedan was struck by an 18-wheeler. The crash resulted in the deaths of a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old. Mosley was hospitalized in Bryan and a 6-year-old was transported by helicopter to McLane Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

First responders were forced to shut down both lanes of the highway while the accident was investigated and the scene was cleared of debris. The cause of the collision is still 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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