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Lanes of I-35 Closed Following Fatal Trucking Accident

A deadly five-vehicle collision in Fort Worth shut down several lanes of Interstate 35W Thursday morning.

About the Fatal Fort Worth Trucking Accident

According to NBC-DFW, the fatal crash occurred around 5 am in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35W between Ripy Street and Seminary Drive.

Arial footage of the scene showed wreckage and at least one overturned 18-wheeler.

Police say one person was killed in the collision and several others were injured.

Southbound lanes in the area were closed as crews cleared the scene.

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.

 

Four Killed in Callahan County Crash

Four people were killed Monday as a result of a head-on collision on Interstate 20 in Callahan County.

Details of the Callahan County Crash

According to KTXS, the four victims were killed when the 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck crossed over the center line and collided head on with a Love’s tanker truck. All four were ejected from the vehicle.

Police have identified the victims as Manuel Martinez Rangel, 24, Tre’qweishium Kevondrick Williams, 19, Jonathan Patrick Pena, 18, and Ruben Licon, 17, all of Lubbock. Police say Pena was wearing seat belt at the time of the crash, but are unsure about the other three victims.

The crash occurred at around 8:24 am, about 2.3 miles east of Putnam at the Mile Marker 322 exit.

The accident remains under investigation.

Texas Texas Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,773 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2016, marking a 5.45% increase from the 3,578 deaths reported in 2015.
  • 638 of the deaths reported in 2016 were attributed to head-on collision.
  • Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 987 traffic deaths, accounting for roughly 26% of all Texas traffic fatalities.
  • An additional 264,076 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2016.
  • Based on reportable data for 2016, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 20 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 1 minute and 59 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds.

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 car 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.

Texas Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Kansas Crash

A Texas man pleaded guilty on Monday to murder and involuntary manslaughter in connection with a 2016 crash in Kansas that killed a mother and her two children.

Details of the Fatal Kansas Crash and Conviction

According to the Associated Press, 45-year-old Seven Johnson, of Houston, pleaded guilty in Geary County District Court to one count of second-degree murder and two counts of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence.

An investigation concluded that Johnson was driving a large box truck when he crossed the interstate median and struck a passenger car head-on. 26-year-old Jessica Michelle Thompson, 6-year-old Jaydon Allan Thompson, and 5-year-old Leah Michelle Thompson were killed in the collision.

A sentence hearing has been set for June 1.

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.

Four Family Members Among Those Killed in East Texas Trucking Accident

Mount Pleasant authorities are investigating a tragic trucking accident that left four members of an Illinois family dead.

About the Fatal Mount Pleasant Trucking Accident

According to ABC New Channel 9, the fatal crash occurred Friday when a tractor-trailer rear-ended a minivan on Interstate 30, about 100 miles northeast of Dallas. Police say the minivan was stopped on the interstate as an earlier wreck was being cleared.

41-year-old Jessica Brokish of Savoy, Illinois and her three children were killed in the crash. The children were ages 9, 6, and 2. The woman’s husband was hospitalized with unspecified injuries.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, 64-year-old Wanda Gebhardt of Pikeville, Tennessee, was also killed in the collision.

At least three other vehicles were involved in the chain-reaction crash.

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.

Texas Trucker Charged in Michigan for Fatal Crash

A Texas truck driver was charged with manslaughter following a fatal crash that left two dead and a third critically injured in Michigan.

About the Fatal Michigan Trucking Accident

According to CBS-DFW, 34-year-old Dalibot Sakotic of Wylie, Texas was arraigned Friday on charges of manslaughter and reckless driving.

Preliminary reports suggest Sakotic’s tractor-trailer crashed into a car on Interstate 69 on Wednesday. The two rear-seat passengers of the car, Cody Thomas, 27, and Aria Thomas, 3, were killed in the collision. The driver of the car was hospitalized with serious injuries while the fourth occupant, the wife of the deceased man and mother to the child, escaped without serious injury.

Sakotic was jailed on a $500,000 cash bond. The accident remains 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.

Truck Driver Flees Scene of Fatal Crash Near Refugio

Police have arrested the driver of a tractor-trailer believed to have been involved in a fatal collision near Refugio on Saturday. The crash left two motorcyclists dead.

About the Fatal Refugio Trucking Accident

According to the Caller Times, the crash occurred around 10:20 PM about 2 miles south of Refugio.

Troopers say a Freightliner was traveling north on U.S. Highway 77 when it attempted to make a left turn from the right lane in a crossover. Two motorcyclists traveling in the left lane of northbound U.S. 77 collided with the tractor-trailer.

Both motorcyclists, identified as Glenn Bewayne Bray, 44, and Christine Diane Thames, 50, were killed in the collision.

The truck driver failed to stop and render aid. The driver was stopped in Woodsboro and was arrested for suspicion of fleeing the scene of an accident.

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.

 

Louisiana Police Locate Truck Driver Who Hit 4-Year-Old

Bogalusa authorities have found an alleged hit-and-run truck driver who struck a 4-year-old on Mardi Gras Day.

About the Bogalusa Hit-and-Run

According to WWL-TV, 4-year-old Kenjyrien Pigott was riding his bike with his 6-year-old brother near the intersection of Avenue D and W 6th Street when he was struck by an 18-wheeler. The driver of the truck continued driving after the accident, leaving the scene of the accident.

Witnesses at the scene, including Kenjyrien’s grandmother, contacted authorities, and Kenjyrien was rushed to Children’s Hospital in New Orleans for emergency surgery. He had suffered a broken right leg and two fractures in his pelvis.

Bogalusa authorities spent days trying to locate the hit-and-run driver, using surveillance footage from a nearby home and a nearby hospital to develop a description of the truck. Finally, on Friday, the hit and run driver was located.

The driver contends that he was not aware of hitting anything. The incident remains 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.

 

Two Dead in Multi-Vehicle Trucking Accident Near Luling

Two people are dead following a crash that involved two 18-wheelers and two passenger cars late Thursday night.

Details of the Fatal Luling Trucking Accident

According to KSAT, the fatal crash occurred just before 11 pm on Interstate 10 at the San Marcos River Bridge.

The accident remains under investigation, but reports suggest at least one vehicle caught fire and that the bridge sustained damage. It is unclear which vehicles the decedents were occupying or whether other people were injured.

Eastbound traffic was diverted to TX 80 through Luling to US 183.

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-Vehicle Trucking Accident Leaves One Dead in Houston

A trucking accident in Houston, Texas left one person dead early Thursday morning.

About the Houston Trucking Accident

According to the Houston Chronicle, the fatal crash occurred around 6:30 am at the intersection of Almeda and Reed. All lanes of Almeda were closed following the fatal crash.

A preliminary investigation suggests a Volvo was traveling northbound on Almeda when it crossed into the southbound lane and in front of an 18-wheeler. The semi struck the Volvo on its front and passenger side before continuing southbound and hitting a pickup.

The driver of the Volvo was killed in the collision. The driver of the 18-wheeler and the driver of the pickup were also injured in the collision.

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 Texas Trucking Accident Attorney

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys have handled a multitude of 18-wheeler accidents over the past two decades and continue to handle many of the largest 18-wheeler accident cases throughout the United States. Whether the company is small or large, our success is not an accident; it is because we understand how trucking companies operate. We represent clients/victims all over the country.

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys are available to respond to trucking accidents at any hour, day or night. Our lawyers understand that the immediate acquisition, or acquiring, of evidence is paramount to understanding how the accident occurred. Remember, your choice does matter. Contact our offices – we are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

2 Dead After FedEx Truck Rear-End Car in San Antonio

Two people are dead following a tractor-trailer accident on San Antonio’s South Side.

Details of the Fatal San Antonio Trucking Accident

According to the San Antonio Express News, the fatal crash occurred on Interstate 35, just south of Loop 410 around 8 pm.

Officers say the car may have slowed down after missing an exit when it was rear-ended by a FedEx semi. The impact forced the car to the side of the road where it caught fire, killing both occupants.

One occupant has been identified as 22-year-old Christian Adam Vasquez. The other occupant has not yet been identified.

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 Trucking Accident Attorney

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys have handled a multitude of 18-wheeler accidents over the past two decades and continue to handle many of the largest 18-wheeler accident cases throughout the United States. Whether the company is small or large, our success is not an accident; it is because we understand how trucking companies operate. We represent clients/victims all over the country.

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys are available to respond to trucking accidents at any hour, day or night. Our lawyers understand that the immediate acquisition, or acquiring, of evidence is paramount to understanding how the accident occurred. Remember, your choice does matter. Contact our offices – we are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

 

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