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18-Wheeler Crash Near Kingsville Shuts Down Southbound Highway 77

The southbound lanes of Highway 77 were shut down near Kingsville following a major trucking accident.

Details of the Kingsville Trucking Accident

According to KRIS-TV, the crash involved two 18-wheelers, though it is unclear how the accident occurred. KRIS estimated the crash took place between CR 2130 and CR 2120.

Traffic was diverted to Business 77 as the scene was cleared. A tweet sent by Corpus Christi TxDOT just before 9 am suggested the lanes could be closed for as long as four hours.

The crash remains under investigation. It is unclear if any injuries were sustained.

Texas Trucking Accident Statistics

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 438,000 trucking accidents in the U.S. in 2014.
  • These accidents result 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.

Liberal Man Killed in Texas Trucking Accident

A man from Liberal, Kansas is dead following a trucking accident in Hansford County Texas on Sunday.

About the Fatal Texas Trucking Accident

KSCB News reports Joshua Winkler, 24, of Liberal, Kansas, was driving a 1999 International truck towing a trailer east on SH-15 near Spearman when his vehicle was struck by a 2002 Peterbilt driven by Chad Cramer, 46.

Preliminary reports say Cramer failed to yield right of way to Winkler when attempting a left turn onto SH-15. Cramer’s truck traveled into the path of Winkler, causing the collision.

Winkler was pronounced dead at the scene. Cramer was transported to the Hansford County Hospital where he was treated and released.

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 result 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.

Three Dead in Crash on Florida Turnpike

Damaged car from an accident with responding ambulance

Early Tuesday, three people were killed in a crash involving three vehicles on the Florida Turnpike in Osceola County.

Details of the Fatal Florida Turnpike Accident

The crash occurred in the southbound lanes of the Turnpike near Kenansville, about 30 miles south of Kissimmee, and was reported at 12:40 am. The Southbound lanes were shut down at U.S. Highway 192, where drivers were forced to exit, and were reopened at 11:30 am.

The driver, 57 year-old Lori McMillan, was driving at 5 mph in a 2003 Mitsubishi due to a flat tire. 30 year-old Sergio Caceres Bacas, was driving a Ford Explorer at around the same speed directly behind the Mitsubishi, according to State Troopers.

31 year-old Alexander Molina of Nebraska, driving a FedEx big rig with double trailer at normal speed, approached the SUVs. Not realizing the vehicles were driving so slowly, the semi struck the rear of the Ford Explorer and then the back of Mitsubishi before jackknifing.

A 55 year-old man and woman, and a 53 year-old woman in the Ford Explorer were not wearing seatbelts, and were ejected from the vehicle and died.

Troopers said a 55-year-old woman and a man who were not wearing seat belts were ejected from the Ford Explorer and died. A 53-year-old woman in the Ford Explorer who was also not wearing a seat belt died in the crash, a report said.

Caceres Bacas was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in serious condition. He had a seat belt on at the time of the crash.

McMillian and Molina suffered minor injuries.

Traffic was backed up on U.S. 192, where another crash happened while traffic was being rerouted, officials said.

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.

 

 

3 Dead in Terrell, Texas 18-Wheeler Accident

Three people are dead following a violent 18-wheeler accident in Terrell, Texas on Tuesday.

Details of the Texas Trucking Accident

According to NBC-DFW, the fatal crash occurred Tuesday afternoon when a pickup truck collided with a tractor-trailer along Interstate 20. Both of the vehicles caught fire following the crash.

All three occupants of the pickup were killed in the crash. They have been identified as Benjamin Welch, 77, Linda Welch, 72, and Alice Little, 49, all of Cameron Parish, Louisiana.

The crash remains under investigation, and investigators are working to determine the cause of the daily crash. Police said a second tractor-trailer were involved in the crash but only sustained minor damage.

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.

Driver Films 18-Wheeler Pushing Car Down Texas Freeway

According to to reports, a man captured some disturbing video on Monday showing an 18-wheeler pushing a passenger car nearly a mile down the roadway.

Details of the 18-Wheeler Video

Adrian Lopez recently shared three videos on his Facebook page, which show a big rig pushing a Mercedes Benz sideways down I-25 North in San Antonio.

In the video, the viewer can hear the screeching of tires on the Mercedes, leaving skidmarks behind on the road. According to Lopez, the Mercedes was pushed down the freeway for nearly a mile.

Lopez’s three video posts have reached approximately 600,000 views as of Monday afternoon.

Driving Safety Tips

Over 3,000 traffic fatalities are recorded by the State of Texas annually. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) urges drivers to consider the following safe driving practices:

  • Be courteous to other drivers on the road
  • Wear a seatbelt at all times in a moving vehicle
  • Focus only on the road — never use a cell phone while driving
  • Pay attention to weather conditions and slow down when necessary
  • Always stop for stop signs and red lights
  • Pass carefully, only in areas where it is legal and safe
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, including medications that cause drowsiness
  • Slow down or move over for flashing lights; a law enforcement vehicle, emergency vehicle, tow truck or TxDOT vehicle that may be stopped along the side of the road

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 Christi, San Antonio, Austin, 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 Dead in Copiah County Trucking Accident

Two truck drivers were killed last Tuesday after their 18-wheeler trucks crashed into each one another in Copiah County.

Details of the Fatal Copiah County Crash

According to WAPT, the crash was reported around 6:30 a.m. on Highway 28. An empty log truck which was traveling eastbound crashed into a truck carrying gravel in the opposite direction.

One of the trucks overturned, blocking lanes in both directions east of Hazlehurst. Charles Ray Halford, 50, the driver of the log truck, died and the scene, and the other driver, James E. Millender, 49, of Crystal Springs, was flown to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, where he later died, authorities said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

National Trucking Accident Statistics

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 438,000 trucking accidents in the U.S. in 2014.
  • These accidents result 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.

San Antonio Trucking Accident Leaves Three Hospitalized

Three people were transported to the hospital after an 18-wheeler crashed into a car and rolled over in San Antonio Wednesday night.

Details of the San Antonio Trucking Accident

According to reports, the 18-wheeler struck a small car from behind before hitting the median, and rolling over near Loop 1604 and Bitters Road. The driver made it out of the truck before the vehicle caught fire.

The trucker driver, and two passengers from inside the car were transported to the hospital for non-serious injuring. Due to the severity of the crash, the highway was shut down in order to clear the accident.

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 Teens Seriously Injured Corpus Christi Trucking Accident

Two teens were hospitalized with serious injuries after a collision with an 18-wheeler in Corpus Christi on Tuesday.

Details of the Corpus Christi Trucking Accident

According to KRIS-TV, the accident occurred on Northwest Boulevard and Riverview Drive around 8:30am.

Corpus Christi Police said the crash occurred when the driver of a Ford Mustang, identified as an 18-year-old male, drifted into oncoming traffic and hit a fuel truck. The 18-year-old driver and his passenger, a 17-year-old female, were rushed to the hospital to treat their serious injuries. The driver of the truck is expected to be okay.

Officers say they have no evidence at this time that the driver was speeding, despite statements by witnesses claiming the driver was speeding.

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.

One Man Dead in Fatal Odessa Trucking Accident

One man was killed in a car crash this past weekend south of Odessa.

Details of the Odessa Fatal Crash

According to reports, a 37-year-old Midland man was killed in a crash over the weekend. Troopers were called around 8:35 p.m. on Saturday night to the site of the crash, which occurred approximately 6 miles south of Odessa.

Cody Engle was heading north on Highway 385 when he failed to control his speed and collided with a truck-tractor, officials say. He was taken to Medical Center Hospital, and the report states that he was pronounced dead by medical personnel shortly thereafter.

Truck Accident Statistics

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 4,317 people killed in crashes involving large trucks in 2016.
  • Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks increased by 5 percent.
  • Over a 10-year period, there was a 10-percent decrease in the total number of people killed in large truck crashes.
  • Of the fatalities in 2016:
    • 72 percent (3,127) were occupants of other vehicles
    • 17 percent (722) were occupants of large trucks
    • 11 percent (468) were nonoccupants (pedestrians, pedalcyclists, etc.)

Contact an Experienced Automobile 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 Antonio, Austin, 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.

Construction Worker Killed in Rollover Trucking Accident

A construction worker was killed Wednesday when he was run over by an unoccupied tractor-trailer.

Details of the Fatal Rollover Accident

According to WSB-TV, the accident happened Wednesday afternoon in Paulding County, Georgia.

A preliminary investigation concluded 52-year-old Daniel Deiter, of Corelia, was working on top of his unoccupied tractor-trailer when the vehicle began to roll backwards.

Deiter lost his footing and fell off the trailer and was caught under the vehicle.

The Georgia State Patrol is continuing their investigation of the incident.

Construction Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015. This averages to more than 93 deaths a week or more than 13 deaths every day.
  • Of the 4,379 worker fatalities that occurred in private industry, 937 were associated with construction.
  • The leading causes of construction-related deaths are:
    • Falls
    • Struck by object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-In/Between

Contact an Experienced Construction Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury in a construction accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Accidents that occur on construction sites can cause severe, life-altering injuries, causing physical, emotional, and financial pain. Our experienced construction injury attorneys work diligently to make sure our clients are comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. At Thomas J. Henry, we have a record of achieving real results for our clients.

Let us assist you with your construction accident injury. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review.

 

 

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