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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.

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.

12-Year-Old Struck by 18-Wheeler in Katy, Texas

A 12-year-old girl was hospitalized Wednesday after being struck by an 18-wheeler in Katy, Texas.

About the Katy 18-Wheeler Accident

According to reports, the accident occurred around 5:50 pm near the intersection of Kingsland Boulevard and Anserra Drive. The girl was hospitalized, but her injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Investigators say the truck driver stopped at the scene, and they are working to determine what led up to the pedestrian accident.

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.

 

1 Dead, 2 Hospitalized in Brownfield Trucking Accident

A teenager was killed and his two brothers injured following a firing collision involving an 18-wheeler near Brownfield, Texas.

Details of the Brownfield Trucking Accident

According to reports, the crash occurred around 4:45 pm on US 62/82 about eight miles south of Brownfield.

Preliminary reports say a pickup truck was traveling northbound on the highway when it rear-ended a tractor-trailer. The pickup caught fire.

17-year-old Patrick Daley was killed in the crash and 19-year-old James Dayley and 9-year-old Bartley John Daley were transported to University Medical Center in Lubbock with incapacitating injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

Texas Head-On Collision Statistics

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

  • 3,773 people were killed in traffic accidents in Texas in 2016, marking a 5.45% increase from the 3,578 deaths recorded in 2015.
  • 638 of the deaths recorded in 2016 were attributed to head-on collision.
  • An additional 265,076 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2016.
  • Based on reportable crash data for 2016:
    • One person was killed 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.

School Bus Struck by 18-Wheeler in Craven County Hit-and-Run

North Carolina authorities are searching for an 18-wheeler that left the scene of an accident with a Craven County school bus early Tuesday morning.

Details of the Hit-and-Run Trucking Accident

According to WCTI 12, preliminary reports indicate the bus was traveling to West Craven High at around 6:30 am when it was side swiped by an 18-wheeler on Nelson Road near Vanceboro.

There were conflicting reports on the number of students on the bus at the time of the collision, with a Highway Patrol Trooper saying 15 students were on the bus while a Craven County Schools Public Information Officer told reporters 18 students were on the bus.

Video footage from the bus has been examined, and authorities say the vehicle in question had a blue and silver cab and a white male driver.

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.

Head-On Collision Between 18-Wheelers Kills Three

Arkansas authorities have identified three victims in a fatal head-on collision involving two 18-wheelers.

Details of the Arkansas Trucking Accident

KATV reports that two tractor-trailers collided head-on on I-40 in Carlisle, Arkansas on Tuesday.

Preliminary reports indicate a truck driven by Jerry Stice, 64, of Westville, Oklahoma, crossed over the center line and crashed into a FedEx truck driven by Jesus Escareno, 47, of Houston. Stice and Escareno were pronounced dead at the scene as was a passenger in the FedEx truck, identified as Mark Lynch, 55.

The accident occurred around 3:30 pm, and traffic was directed to U.S. 70 as crews cleared the scene. 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.

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